New Jersey Senate Democrats release a press release in support of Ban the Box legislation:

 Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today regarding “Ban the Box” legislation: “In my job as a union leader, I have seen firsthand how current law can have a devastating impact on those who are simply trying to reenter the workforce. People should not be, in essence, automatically removed from contention because of previous misdoings. Everyone deserves a second chance. I appreciate Senators Cunningham, Ruiz and Lesniak’s advocacy and look forward to working with them on this issue.”