The ACLU-CT believes in a society where all people, including those who have been convicted or accused of a crime, have equal opportunity to contribute to society and build successful and fulfilling lives. People involved in our criminal legal system who finish their sentences have paid their debt to society. They deserve to live their lives in Connecticut’s communities without barriers to being happy, productive, law-abiding residents. People with criminal histories may be more likely to encounter background checks, and therefore more likely to feel those negative effects on their credit scores. Connecticut should guarantee that no person will have their credit score suffer when they go through a background check for applying to housing, jobs and school.



Bill number

HB 5319