Councilwoman Dorsey announces proposed ordinance to support businesses which hire persons convicted of a crime

October 31, 2022

Louisville (October 31, 2022) - Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) was joined today by Rob Moore, Chaplain of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Michelle James, Co-Owner of NTC Safety and Verna Goatley, Director of the Human Relations Commission to announce a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 37 of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Code of Ordinances to support businesses which hire persons convicted of a crime by requiring a good faith effort to increase procurement from those second chance businesses.

Councilwoman Dorsey believes it’s in the public interest to address barriers to employment and to help people with criminal records have a fair chance at obtaining employment.

A Second Chance supporting business is defined as a business whose work force, on average, is composed of at least 10% of people who have been convicted of a felony or Class A misdemeanor.

The proposed ordinance has been assigned to the Labor and Economic Development Committee and is scheduled to be discussed on Tuesday, November 1 at 3 PM.  The meeting will be available for viewing on Metro TV or online at

A copy of the ordinance is available online:|Text|&Search=second.

For more information, please contact Councilwoman Dorsey’s office at 574-1103.

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