THE SAFER COMMUNITIES & SMALL BUSINESS ACT
Supporting Small Businesses and Formerly Incarcerated Citizens - HB 3418
This legislation will support small businesses struggling to hire employees, foster opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, improve public safety, and reduce the costs of incarceration. This initiative will provide wage subsidies to businesses that hire formerly incarcerated individuals and increased tax incentives to small businesses that hire returning citizens.
Senate Sponsors: Sen. Laura M. Murphy, Rachel Ventura, Robert Peters, Javier L. Cervantes, Ram Villivalam, Mattie Hunter, Bill Cunningham, Mike Simmons, Kimberly A. Lightford, Laura Fine, Napoleon Harris III, Karina Villa, Sara Feigenholtz, Willie Preston, Celina Villanueva, and Cristina Castro.
House Sponsors: Rep. Justin Slaughter, Carol Ammons, Nicholas K. Smith, Sonya M. Harper, Lakesia Collins, Emanuel "Chris" Welch, Kam Buckner, Will Guzzardi, Rita Mayfield, Robert "Bob" Rita, Gregg Johnson, Mary Beth Canty, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Norma Hernandez, Lilian Jimenez, and Mary E. Flowers.