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Legislative Update: HB 427

Representative Gregg Kennard, on behalf of Beyond the Box, has filed HB 427 in support of removing criminal history questions from college applications. As of Fall 2023, the bill is currently stalled in the House Higher Education Committee.

If you are interested in reading the bill, learning more about the 6 initial signatories, or tracking the bill through the House, please click below.

Beyond the Box Team Visiting Students!

As Seen In

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Savannah Business Journal

"By promoting equal access to education, Georgia has an opportunity to significantly lower the prison population."

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Saporta Report

"Studies on criminal history background checks in college admissions have found no evidence that they improve campus safety; there is strong evidence, however, that promoting access to education improves public safety and creates opportunities for system-impacted students, their families, and their communities. "


Closer Look

WABE's Closer Look with Rose Scott invited Beyond the Box leaders to share their experience and progress with accessibility to education in Georgia.

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