Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed on Friday legislation removing questions about criminal history from applications for admission to public colleges.
In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Hogan expressed alarm that the bill “tips the scales to the detriment of public safety.”
“We should not encourage schools to turn a blind eye to a prospective student’s potentially violent criminal background,” he wrote.
But those fears are misguided, said Caryn York, who fought for the measure as the director of policy and strategic partnerships at the Baltimore-based advocacy group Job Opportunities Task Force.