What does Fair Chance Hiring not mean?

Eliminating this question does not ignore the criminal history process or eliminate a business' right to investigate any criminal history or ask about any criminal history.  It just means it cannot be done on the initial application. It can still be explored in interviews or in another recruiting scenario. 

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1. Why did the City consider this now?
2. What is the purpose of this Ordinance?
3. What were the steps taken to consider this Ordinance?
4. What exactly does Fair Chance Hiring mean?
5. What does Fair Chance Hiring not mean?
6. Who must comply?
7. Will some employers be excepted?
8. Is the City of DeSoto as an employer complying with this ordinance?
9. What is the penalty for violations?