Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

Worcester state rep proposes bill to expunge juvenile criminal records  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER – Suggesting that youthful offenders rarely have just one misdemeanor conviction on their record, and that juvenile criminal records can ...

Missouri House Approves Bill To Expunge Marijuana Records For Medical Patients  Marijuana MomentMedical marijuana patients in Missouri could have records for certain prior cannabis convictions expunged under a bill passed by the state House of ...

Expunge small-time pot convictions if it’s legalized  Chicago Sun-TimesIf Illinois legalizes recreational pot, all past marijuana convictions must be expunged, except where massive quantities are concerned.

Lawmakers propose new medical marijuana bill to expunge record  ABC17News.comState lawmakers could vote on a new bill Wednesday, House bill 341, that proposes medical marijuana card holders could be eligible to have their ...

Revisions to allow faster attempts to expunge | State & Region  Beckley Register-Heraldcharleston — West Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills they hope will help people who've committed crimes, often those with substance use disorders, find ...

Rice: Expungement Bill Shouldn't be Contingent on Recreational Marijuana Legalization  InsiderNJCounted as a hard negative against the recreational use of marijuana, state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) said he doesn't have the late amended details on ...

Marijuana Is One Step Closer to Being Legal in the State of New Jersey  The RootLooks like there may be an entirely new meaning to New Jersey's nickname as “The Garden State.” Lawmakers voted Monday to advance bills that would ...

San Francisco to expunge over 9,300 marijuana-related convictions | TheHill  The HillSan Francisco's District Attorney said Monday that his office would be expunging more than 9300 marijuana convictions from individuals' records.

Cumberland clinic to help people expunge criminal records  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's third annual expungement clinic to help people clear minor criminal histories from their record begins in March.A criminal record limits a ...

Concerned about Expungement Piece of Marijuana Legalization Legislation, Baraka to Testify in Trenton  InsiderNJNewark Mayor Ras Baraka will appear at the Statehouse today to express his concerns about the expungement piece of marijuana legalization. Baraka ...

New Public Defense Unit To Help People Vacate Convictions, Expunge Records - The Seattle Medium  Seattle MediumThe King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) recently launched a new post-conviction relief unit that will help people with criminal convictions, who are ...

California And Code for America Work to Expunge Thousands of Weed Convictions  NowThis NewsSan Francisco is using an algorithm to expunge 9,000 weed convictions. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said his office would expunge more ...

Bill to easily expunge nonviolent convictions among several criminal justice bills passed by Utah lawmakers  Deseret NewsUtahns with nonviolent misdemeanor records could automatically have convictions expunged under one of several criminal justice measures that have won ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

San Francisco to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana convictions  AxiosSan Francisco prosecutors said Monday they have moved to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana-related convictions from people's records dating back to 1975.

City Mission to hold Expungement Day  Observer-ReporterThe Legal Clinic at the City Mission in Washington will hold its second Expungement Day.

Guest opinion: Help former criminals expunge records and move on with Clean Slate Initiative  Utah PolicyEvery day, thousands of Utahns are burdened by nonviolent criminal records that torpedo good job prospects, deny them homes, and even prevent them from ...

GOP bill allows expungement for first-time drunken drivers  WTMJ-TVRepublican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow some first-time drunken drivers to ask judges to erase their record.

Measure To Decriminalize Cannabis Possession Moves Forward  HawaiipublicradioA measure to decriminalize possession of marijuana in small amounts is moving forward at the State Legislature. House Bill 1383 would make possessing three.

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly. (TRENTON) – On legislation ...

District attorneys must expunge old marijuana convictions  Sacramento BeeCalifornia legalized marijuana and passed a law to expunge old convictions. Yet district attorneys across the state are refusing to comply with Assembly Bill ...

San Francisco DA: A Tech Partnership Helped the City Expunge 9,000 Pot Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. When San Francisco expunged from its system last month more than 9,000 marijuana convictions, some dating back to 1975, it became the first ...

Another step closer to legal weed  PoliticoGood Tuesday morning! The state Senate transportation committee yesterday approved a bill that would designate part of Route 55 the Mike Trout Interchange, ...

Expanded expungement law awaits governor's signature | Local News  messenger-inquirerA bill waiting to be signed on Gov. Matt Bevin's desk will broaden opportunities for people convicted of certain felony offenses to have those convictions removed ...

Joplin lawmaker opposes House bill expunging marijuana convictions  Joplin GlobeA proposal to expunge records of misdemeanor marijuana offenders has drawn the ire of state Rep. Lane Roberts, who said Friday the state should be cautious ...

Expungement Bill Receives Final Passage  ekbtv.comFrankfort, KY — Legislation to expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records received final passage ...

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

Bill to expunge criminal records moves forward in Santa Fe  KOBHouse Bill 370, which would give people the chance to clear their criminal record, is moving forward in the legislature.

Making expungement accessible for Kentuckians  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Doherty and Cardinale Rail Against Late Amendments to Expungement Bill  InsiderNJOn the Senate Judiciary Committee tonight, Republican Senators Gerald Cardinale and Mike Doherty reacted with horror to 11th hour amendments to S-3205, ...

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

Notes and Details about Marijuana Legalization Bills from Front Office Meeting with NJ Mayors  InsiderNJNew Jersey Urban Mayors Association Meeting with Governor's Office on Marijuana Legislation. Tuesday, March 19th, 2019. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Attendance.

Liberals urged to follow U.S. jurisdictions to expunge cannabis records  Regina Leader-PostOTTAWA — The Liberal government should follow the lead of American jurisdictions that have moved to erase criminal records for simple cannabis possession, ...

Utah: Legislation to Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws  NORML BlogLegislation is pending to allow those with certain misdemeanor convictions to get their records automatically expunged.

HC: expunge Haryana CM’s adverse remarks  The HinduThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday ordered that adverse remarks made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the 2016-17 annual ...

New Jersey Governor Will Legalize Marijuana Only if Records are Expunged  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reiterated his commitment to legalizing marijuana during his budget address March 5, 2019, but he said he'd only sign ...

Expungement bill would offer more second chances | News  Richmond RegisterThose convicted of low-level felonies could have the opportunity to have their criminal record expunged after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 57 this week.

Assemblyman Phil Ting Pushes To Expunge Nonviolent Criminal Records | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBSSome eight million Californians could be eligible to clear their criminal records under a new bill introduced by a San Francisco assemblyman.

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Says Expungement of Records for Pot Related Crimes Good for Community  TAPinto.netTRENTON, NJ – While New Jersey legislators continue to push forward on legislation that will legalize the adult-use of marijuana, Assemblyman Benjie ...

Bill would make it easier for New Mexicans to expunge criminal records  Las Cruces Sun-NewsFor people who have completed a criminal sentence, it may get easier to put the past behind them. The state House of Representatives passed legislation ...

Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law Passes  WEKUThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

Nevada bill would let sex trafficking victims expunge criminal records  Las Vegas Review-JournalCARSON CITY — A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate Monday would permit victims of sex trafficking or forced prostitution to seek expungement of ...

Equity and Expungement: Why Cannabis Activists Crashed SXSW  FilterOn March 15, cannabis activists protested outside the South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering at the Hilton Austin Downtown while former US House Speaker ...

Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  WKU Public RadioThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

House considers allowing medical marijuana patients to expunge old possession charges  Springfield News-LeaderMissourians are already entitled to have two misdemeanors expunged. A new bill would allow patients to seal marijuna-related offenses.

Bill making expungements more accessible for Kentuckians awaiting governor's signature  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Millions of eligible arrests, convictions could be expunged with new automated system  San Francisco ExaminerIn an effort to restore housing, education and job opportunities, District Attorney George Gascon and Assemblymember Phil Ting announced legislation Thursd.

Senate amends, passes expungement bill  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – Legislation that would allow New Mexicans to seek court approval to wipe an arrest or conviction from their records cleared the state Senate on ...

Let's expunge the myth of white supremacy  The NationFifty innocent Muslims were murdered in Christchurch last week because an ideologically deranged fanatic believed they'd invaded his God-given territory.

Cory Booker Scolds Kamala Harris for Joking About Pot Use  The InterceptSen. Cory Booker criticized the lighthearted way that two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination joked about their past use of marijuana.

NDP urges Liberals to expunge cannabis records before election  Toronto StarNDP justice critic Murray Rankin says the Trudeau government's current approach to suspend rather than expunge records doesn't do enough to help ...

Is the Expungement Provision of the Marijuana Justice Act Constitutional? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonYouTubeIn my column this week, I praise Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act for addressing the harm that pot prohibition has done to people convicted of ...

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

A bill to decriminalize marijuana is one step closer to becoming law  Hawaii News NowHONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Senate lawmakers Tuesday voted to ease the penalties for people caught with small amounts of recreational marijuana.

Sunshine Week: Legislation under review on Beacon Hill  Worcester TelegramIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

The Week in the Capitol: Taxes, expungement, election laws, tobacco-free schools, midwives and more  User-generated contentFRANKFORT — Taxes, felony expungement, and election laws were among the high-profile issues under the spotlight this week as the General Assembly's ...

Robert Kraft can have charges dropped, if he admits he'd be guilty in court  98.5 The Sports HubRobert Kraft has a chance to have his prostitution charges dropped from his record, but there's a catch. He also needs to admit he would've been guilty.

Senate version of expungement, prostitution surcharge up for public hearing  Wisconsin Law JournalThe Wisconsin Senate version of proposed legislation to expand the state's expungement process is up for a public hearing next week.

Town hall to focus on Expungement Day program  Leavenworth TimesLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day program.

San Francisco District Attorney’s Office To Expunge Over 9,000 Past Marijuana Convictions | Weed News  Weed NewsThe Office of the San Francisco District Attorney has announced that it will automatically expunge over 9000 marijuana-related convictions. Last February…

Why Aren't There More Options to Fix Minor Cannabis Convictions?  NBC Southern CaliforniaTens of thousands of Los Angeles County residents are eligible for reclassification or resentencing of minor cannabis convictions, but the lack of easy-to-use ...

Al Sharpton Dives into NJ Pot Debate in Support of Murphy  InsiderNJThis tweeted tonight from the Rev. Al Shaprton: “Received a briefing from @GovMurphy on the marijuana legalization bill in NJ. Very impressed by the strong ...

Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement, Open to Thousands, Has Cleared 38 People So Far  WestwordDenver's Turn Over a New Leaf program allows thousands of people with past low-level marijuana convictions to apply for expungement, but the turnout has ...

Pleasantville expungement seminar aims to educate, help residents with convictions  Press of Atlantic CityPLEASANTVILLE — An expungement seminar at Mount Zion Baptist Church Friday aims to educate city residents about how to get their records cleared of ...

Expungements easier, but not automatic, in legal marijuana plan  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioIt's not feasible to automatically erase past drug convictions as part of making marijuana legal for use by adults, says Gov. Phil Murphy.

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  The Patriot LedgerIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.

Bill To Expand Criminal Expungement Advances In Ky. Legislature  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleMore Kentuckians with low-level felony convictions would be able to clear their criminal records after a waiting period under a bill that passed out of a state ...

Criminal Record Expungement Act heads to Senate with bipartisan support  KRQE News 13A bill that allows people to get an arrest or conviction taken off their record is making its way through the legislature. The Criminal Record Expungement Act is ...

Booker and four 2020 presidential rivals endorse marijuana legalization  Washington PostJoined by four fellow candidates for the presidency, Sen. Cory Booker is reintroducing legislation that would legalize marijuana and expunge convictions for ...

Clearing Records: Kentucky Lawmakers Vote to Expand Felony Expungement Law  GoverningBy Ryland Barton. The Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a ...

Finra expungement: More limitations on the way  InvestmentNewsA Finra proposal would upend the existing landscape for removing customer complaints from advisers' records.

Richmond 34 members’ records expunged 59 years after Thalhimers sit-in  WTVR CBS 6 NewsRICHMOND, VA. -- Several members of the Richmond 34 spent part of the 59th anniversary of their Civil Rights action removing the last legal remnant of that ...

Automatic youth expungement bill in state hopper  Chicago Daily Law BulletinAutomatic youth expungement bill in state hopper- Adrianna Pitrelli Law Bulletin staff writer SPRINGFIELD — Under a new measure proposed at the Statehouse, ...

Murphy and Baraka Huddle in the Haze  InsiderNJThey talked. The mayor and the governor. Already allies, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka evidently told Governor Phil Murphy he was closer to backing expungement ...

Kentucky expungement bill clears House  WBKOFRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Senate Bill 57, a measure to have low-level felonies expunged from eligible Kentuckians, passed the Senate. The legislation ...

Life Skills for Your LifeSpan: Expungment and sealing of records workshop to be held  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierExpungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it's like it never happened.

Urban League seeks volunteers for free expungement clinic, as bills to lower filing fee stall  Insider LouisvilleThe Louisville Urban League is seeking legal volunteers to help with expungement paperwork for 400 individuals between now and their March 2 free clinic.

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement  WMTVA legislative committee is set to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Would-be law student gets record expunged with help of legal services group  ABA JournalA Kentucky woman who plans to attend law school hopes to someday help others expunge their criminal records because of her own experience.

Gov. Murphy Favors Expunging Pot Offenses for Him to Sign Weed Bill | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced he would only sign off on the closely watched marijuana bill if the measure was amended to expunge the records of ...

Parkway supervisory ranger’s drug arrest expunged, may return to duty soon  Asheville Citizen-TimesGreg Wozniak, a law enforcement supervisor on the Blue Ridge Parkway, was relieved of his duties after a June criminal incident. He might return to duty soon.

Washington Senate Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill  GanjapreneurThe Washington state Senate has passed a wide-reaching expungement bill that would vacate cannabis convictions for tens of thousands in the state. Full story ...

Creator of Jelly Belly introduces cannabis-infused jelly beans  10TVCannabis confections are all the rage now that CBD oil is increasing in popularity, and the creator of one sugary snack is jumping on the bandwagon.

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition: Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act Highlights Moral Imperative of Automatic Expungement  TownhallCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-maligned plant by removing it from the federal government's ...

Legal pot is coming soon  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioWe took the issue of legal pot to our listeners over the past few days and to our rapidly growing social media audience. Although many still believe that the ...

South Bend council candidate seeks felony expungement so he can be 'a beacon of light'  South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — A Democratic South Bend Common Council candidate is ineligible to hold public office because of a prior felony conviction, but he hopes a ...

Bill would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about expunged criminal record  KUTV 2News(KUTV) — A new bill that would prohibit public employers from asking about a job applicant's expunged criminal record passed in the Utah House of ...

Time remains for Leavenworth County expungement program  KSHBAlmost two dozen people have applied to clear their criminal records in Leavenworth County, since the first of the year.

Fighting Inequality in the Ever-Expanding Legal Weed Industry  VICEIt's easy to interpret legalization of weed as a sign of progress in America as politicians and entrepreneurs of all stripes are swept up in the green rush. But look ...

Utah lawmakers pass the 'clean slate' bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement  Salt Lake TribuneUtah is poised to become the second state in the nation to adopt an automatic system that will eventually wipe out the criminal records of people convicted of ...

In debate over legal marijuana, Minnesota lawmakers consider forgiveness  Minnesota Public Radio NewsIf lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana this year, tens of thousands of Minnesotans are poised for forgiveness. Under legalization bills introduced in the ...

Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9,300 Marijuana Arrest Records  Green EntrepreneurPeople arrested with a joint long ago were saddled with criminal records for decades.

Days until marijuana vote: It's 'a black and white decision' for Murphy  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioLegislation that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults was approved earlier this week by committees in both the Assembly and State Senate. That sets ...

Michael Jackson's Leon Kompowsky is expunged from 'The Simpsons' archive  The Boston Globe'The Simpsons' episode from 1991 with guest star Michael Jackson is being pulled after HBO aired a documentary featuring two men who allege the singer ...

LA City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions  MyNewsLA.comCity Council President Herb Wesson Tuesday expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis-related convictions in ...

Computerized Cannabis Conviction Expungement: San Francisco Leads the Way  cannabisnow.comSan Francisco is preparing to expunge more than 9,000 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 — the culmination of a year-long review of court records ...

Here And Now on February 10, 2019:A push for expungement laws in NYS to seal marijuana convictions  WABC-TVPres./CEO of Community *Service* Society, David Jones and Organizer Avery Bizzell are leading the expungement campaign that affects many black and brown ...