Re "Debate on disclosing misdeeds" (The State Worker, Sept. 5): Are felonies now called "misdeeds?" Assemblyman Roger Dickinson's Assembly Bill 218 would certainly not maximize public safety.
Unfettered access to our personal information, medical records and tax information by former felons scares me, and it should scare you as well. Malfeasance in government would increase already alarming numbers. Pedophiles, embezzlers, rapists and purveyors of violence can find employment, but why provide a fertile field of opportunity without at least some disclosure?
Most hard-working, dedicated employees with a criminal past have checked that box and disclosed their criminal background -- hence their gainful employment. By having an applicant answer a simple question or two honestly would speak volumes about character and ability.
-- Joseph C. Stein, Sacramento