A state House committee is considering legislation that would require anyone seeking public office to be up-front about any past felony convictions.
House Republican Klint Kresto of Commerce Township authored the measure, which would add a box acknowledging any felony convictions within the past 10 years on the affidavit of identity candidates are required to file with the Secretary of State.
Currently no such disclosure is required.
Kresto says, "To be transparent, I believe we should have to list any felonies for which we have been convicted in the last 10 years. We are trying to gain the public’s trust, and this is one piece of key information our future employers should know."
Kesto says juvenile convictions would not be subject to disclosure.
The bill is in the House Elections and Ethics Committee, which is still considering the measure.