Medical marijuana, expungement bills pass through Assembly and Senate committees  NJTV NewsWhile legalization is slated to go on the 2020 ballot, two other issues remain: medical marijuana and expungement of criminal records.

Senate Health Committee Passes both Med Marijuana and Expungement Bills  InsiderNJThe Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning passed both medical marijuana (S-10). Rice voted yes on both bills. and expungement ...

Medical marijuana, expungement reforms head to final vote. And NJ may decriminalize weed.  Asbury Park PressTRENTON - While the legislative push to legalize weed might be dead for now in New Jersey, bills to expand the state's medical marijuana program, overhaul ...

Illinois expungement proposal for pot convictions one of nations broadest  The State Journal-RegisterIllinois would enact one of the nation's most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and ...

Speaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee  InsiderNJSpeaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee. (TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker ...

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel. (TRENTON) – On legislation (A-4498) that would ...

Surprise N.J. weed bill would decriminalize up to 2 ounces, see widespread expungements. Here's the plan.  lehighvalleylive.comCommittees in both the state Senate and Assembly will be hearing expungement bills next week. We obtained a copy and found that it would also decriminalize ...

Rice on Sweeney's Marijuana Presser: One Down, Decrim and Expungement to Go  InsiderNJSenator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) never wanted recreational marijuana legalized. He wants it decriminalized, however, and as part of that he wants the criminal ...

RICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS: CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION  InsiderNJRICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS. CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION. Trenton – Senator ...

Democrats call expungement provision 'critical' to marijuana legalization  Herald & ReviewSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois is now the subject of questions about whether it ...

Expungement clinic to be held Saturday in Heidelberg  WDAMHEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - A free expungement clinic will be held Saturday in Heidelberg. The event will take place at the Multipurpose Building at 114 W.

Democrats call expungement ‘critical’ to marijuana legalization  The Edwardsville IntelligencerSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one ...

Missouri lawmakers vote to expand expungement for crimes  Joplin GlobeJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill expanding the list of crimes that could be expunged from a person's record has won final approval in the Missouri ...

A welcome move to ease the burden of a criminal record  Charlotte ObserverNC lawmakers move to let more people clear their criminal record.

If Illinois legalizes marijuana, should those previously convicted have records expunged?  Belleville News-DemocratDemocrats in the Illinois want records expunged for those convicted of possessing weed. States attorneys say the move is illegal and that only Governor JB ...

Goodwill, partners offer expungement clinic; Upcoming changes in law will make it easier for some  Glasgow Daily TimesGLASGOW – Changes approved in the 2019 General Assembly will make it possible for some who aren't eligible now to get their criminal records expunged.

Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Marijuana Decrim Bill Up in the Assembly on Thursday  InsiderNJBills connected to medical marijuana expansion and expungement are scheduled to go before the full assembly on Thursday. They are A10 and A4498, ...

State Assembly to vote on expungement proposal – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalA proposal expanding the state's expungement process is scheduled for a vote Wednesday on the floor of the state Assembly.

Legislators attempt to support employment of past offenders through expungement law reform  The Daily CardinalLegislators across the state are attempting to mitigate unemployment issues held by formerly incarcerated people by supporting expungement reform.

Pilot project helps Street Roots vendors expunge their records  Street Roots NewsStreet Roots, the Metropolitan Public Defender and the Portland Housing Bureau recently collaborated on “Expungement Palooza," a pilot project aimed at ...

Law school to host Expungement Day event - University News |  University NewsMore than 200 people are expected to attend Expungement receiving free access to their criminal records and reviewing what convictions qualify for removal ...

Expungement clinic scheduled in Lexington to help job seekers with prior arrests  WKYTOrganizers are hoping to help those with prior arrests get jobs during an expungement clinic.

Goodwill hosts expungement clinic in Lexington  WKYTGoodwill and several organizations are working together to help people in Lexington clean their records and give them a second chance.

Got a juvenile criminal record? Head to an expungement clinic  Daily HeraldThe last thing Jane expected to worry about before graduating from medical school was her juvenile criminal record.

Washington Gov. Signs Expungement Bill Into Law  GanjapreneurWashington's governor signed the state's misdemeanor cannabis vacancies bill. Under the new law, some 69,000 qualifying individuals will be able to have ...

Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church hosts expungement clinic  WMCMEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Lines reached from the doors of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to the street at Saturday's expungement clinic. The event helped ...

Harralson Law Evaluates Newly Eligible Expungement Cases  Yahoo FinanceRecent changes in Kentucky state legislature has expanded eligibility for persons seeking expungements. John H. Harralson III, an experienced criminal ...

Former Fort Dix Cop Fails in Suit Against Monmouth County Prosecutor Over Release of Expunged Record | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comA state appeals court affirmed dismissal of a suit against the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office by a former police officer who claimed the office released ...

Bipartisan expungement bill offers state second chances, receives national recognition  Lexington Herald LeaderDuring our last legislative session, we became aware of a young man (we'll call him Sam to protect his privacy) who was only 20 years old when he was ...

Pardon and expungement assistance program accepting applicants  delawarebusinessnow.comAPEX is accepting applicants. APEX, which stands for Advancement through Pardons and Expungements is a state program housed in the Delaware ...

I-Team: American Civil Liberties Union addresses faulty Alabama expungement law  WAAYThe state expungement law is now getting the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union. Demorris Lauderdale cannot get his Huntsville capital murder ...

Code for America Continues Efforts to Expunge California Cannabis Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. The Sacramento County District Attorney dismissed or reduce over 5,300 cannabis convictions this month thanks to an algorithm created by ...

Ammons Wants Stronger Reforms In Cannabis Bill | News Local/State  WILL News - Illinois Public MediaState Representative Carol Ammons said during a recent interview it will be difficult for her to get behind a proposed bill to legalize cannabis without significant ...

Local control, home grow, new licenses, expungement, and more outlined in bill to tax and regulated cannabis  Illinois News NetworkStarting the first of next year, adults 21 and older would be able to purchase cannabis for recreational use and pay at least a 10 percent tax under legislation ...

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions  NORML BlogHouse and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Expungement clinic and second chance fair takes place in Detroit Saturday  WDIV ClickOnDetroitAn expungement clinic and second chance fair is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Detroit Saturday at the Delta *Service* Through Detroit Foundation at 24760 ...

Republican Senator Breaks With Pritzker Over Expungement In Cannabis Deal  1340 WJOLA central Illinois Republican lawmaker is breaking with Governor Pritzker, saying a portion of the cannabis legalization plan could be a dealbreaker.

Washington Expungement Law to Allow More Marijuana Charges to be Cleared  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 13, 2019, aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the ...

Live at 9: Expungement fair, Ryan Daniel and Watercooler Wednesday  WREG NewsChannel 3Check out all the Live at 9 interviews from Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Expungement clinics helping those with cannabis convictions  San Diego CityBEATWithin the past several years, California has attempted to offer relief to individuals with convictions for low-level crimes such as cannabis possession.

Cummings, Nadler, Bass, and Booker Reintroduce the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act  LasentinelWashington, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – Today, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Jerrold Nadler ...

Judge expunges felony record of woman who assaulted former Minnesota politician at Mall of America  Star TribuneWith her victim's blessing, a judge has cleared the felony record of a 22-year-old Minneapolis woman who brutally assaulted a former Minnesota politician with a ...

I-Team: Attorney General Steve Marshall addresses Alabama expungement law  WAAYOur I-Team investigation revealed capital murder charges against Demorris Lauderdale are permanently on his record, even though the state has dropped the ...

Prosecutor's office won't fight South Bend council candidate's expungement request  South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office does not object to city common council candidate Joseph Luten II's petition asking a judge to ...

Expungement Reform Gains Overwhelming Bipartisan Support  Washington Free BeaconWhile some of the first federal prison reform measures in decades were enacted under President Donald Trump early this year, the White House declared April ...

Street Roots vendors and attorneys partner for expungement pilot • INSP  INSPThe homeless community has long been the target of police action and prosecution, often creating an insurmountable backlog of tickets and non-violent ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes ...

Marijuana bill may violate Illinois Constitution, prosecutors say  The State Journal-RegisterA key component of a bill that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in Illinois — erasing pot-related convictions for potentially ...

The Case For Expungement: Is Now The Time? - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States  Mondaq News AlertsCharles Blow, the New York Times columnist, has been quoted as saying, There is never a wrong time for doing the right thing. United States Food, Drugs, ...

FINRA'S Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Expungement Process | Fox Rothschild LLP  JD SupraThis is our second blog on the vanishing FINRA expungement process. FINRA identifies specific grounds for expungement in FINRA Rule 2080. Rule 2080(b)(1) ...

Memphis fair to help expunge records, restore driving privileges to nonviolent convicted felons  FOX13 MemphisMore than 1500 people will possibly get a new beginning this weekend after getting their records expunged and driving privileges restored.

I-Team: Alabama lawmakers take notice of state expungement law after Huntsville murder case  WAAYThe WAAY 31 I-Team dug deeper into the Alabama expungement law and learned Demorris Lauderdale will have a capital murder arrest on his record ...

BTH: Mayor Lee Harris on 2020 Budget, Pre-K, Expungement and More  WKNO FMShelby County Mayor Lee Harris joins WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines this week to discuss the 2020 budget with Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries and host.

NJ marijuana legalization: Medical marijuana could move on without recreational legal weed, expungement plan  Asbury Park PressNJ should give citizens ample opportunity to register their feelings at public hearings and to have their concerns addressed on the state's website.

Expungement fair to be held in inkster Sunday, May 4  The Arab American NewsINKSTER – People with up to two misdemeanor convictions or one felony conviction can apply to have the convictions expunged from their records and receive ...

Big source of Murphy 'dark money' group's money is revealed  PoliticoGood Monday morning! For 140 days, I've kept count of how long it's been since the Murphy-aligned group “New Direction New Jersey” reneged on its promise ...

New Mexico Adopts Ban-The-Box, Expungement Laws  JD SupraNew Mexico is the latest state to adopt statewide legislation prohibiting private employers from making inquiries into an applicant's criminal history on the initial ...

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

How people in Long Beach with non-violent offenses can clear warrants and expunge records  Long Beach Press TelegramLong Beach will help people with outstanding warrants or old convictions get a clean slate on Saturday afternoon, April 27. In an effort to help folks clear up ...

Marijuana Decriminalization, Expungement Goes Before Hawaii Governor  Weedmaps NewsA marijuana decriminalization bill is heading to the Hawaii governor's desk after the House and Senate signed off on a conference report reconciling their ...

No-cost expungement information program  The Herald-NewsVolunteering attorneys and a representative from the state appellate defender's office will be available to discuss the laws regarding the expungement and ...

FINRA’s Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Future Is Dark And Foreboding  JD SupraThis is the last in our series on the FINRA expungement process, and, unfortunately, the future looks grim. Not only has FINRA made it nearly impossible (in an ...

Legal pot passage ‘not guaranteed today’  Alton TelegraphSPRINGFIELD – A 532-page proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by Jan. 1, 2020 was filed in the state Senate Monday, but the state's powerful ...

Ben & Jerry's Call for Mass Expungement of Cannabis Convictions  CivilizedThis 4/20, Vermont-based ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's took a stand against the racial injustice of cannabis prohibition. Ben & Jerry's teamed up with ...

FINRA’s Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Central Registration Depository And FINRA BrokerCheck  JD SupraOver the past 20 years, FINRA has made it nearly impossible for brokers to expunge customer complaints and dispute information from their public records.

Madigan: Parts of legal pot bill ‘very controversial’ — passage ‘not guaranteed’  Chicago Sun-TimesSPRINGFIELD – A 532-page proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by Jan. 1, 2020 was filed in the state Senate Monday, but House Speaker Mike ...

When social justice is torpedoed by political dysfunction: Murphy, Sweeney, and marijuana laws | Editorial  NJ.comThe legalization of recreational marijuana should have been a two-inch putt. It came with everything Trenton could love, including political pragmatism, public ...

Legal weed: Kim Foxx to start expunging thousands of pot convictions  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she is still on track to begin wiping clean thousands of minor cannabis convictions in the coming months, but ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Madigan on finding 60 votes for the cannabis bill and convincing “the minorities”  The Capitol Fax BlogTuesday, May 7, 2019. * From the newly introduced cannabis legalization bill in the eligibility for expungement section… “Minor violation of the Cannabis Control ...

Long Beach Residents Can Have a Fresh Start by Clearing Their Outstanding Warrants  NBC Southern CaliforniaLong Beach is looking to help residents with a *fresh* start. On Saturday, residents can take care of outstanding traffic or nonviolent misdemeanor warrants at the ...

Lawyers And Coders Team Up To Help Ex-Offenders Clear Their Records In Kansas City  KCURHaving a criminal record can make it hard to find a job, and a place to live. Missouri allows some offenses to be erased from a person's record, or.

Managing Canada's Changing Trademark Landscape: Third Party Notifications, Oppositions and Non-use Expungement Proceedings  LexologyIn a previous bulletin “Save the Date: Preparing for Canada's New Trademark Regime Coming Into Force on June 17, 2019”, we reported that significant…

Ever wonder what's in the marijuana bill? Here are some answers  Belleville News-DemocratSenate Bill 7, the bill that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana in Illinois, is a 533-page piece of legislation that sets standards for regulating the ...

What Michigan can learn from California's effort to expunge marijuana convictions  Michigan RadioThere are roughly 50000 people in Michigan who have been convicted of cannabis-related crimes. Now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana,

Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs  Center For American ProgressToday's national policy debate around marijuana stands in sharp contrast to the debate of the past. Current elected leaders as well as those running for office ...

Plan to penalize pot possession with $50 ticket advances, shakily  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioExpungement of criminal records advanced easily. But vote on switching to civil fine for possession was shelved, revived, then advanced without discussion.

Don't confuse historical record with public honor | Opinion  Tallahassee.comNobody was “expunging” the history of Francis Eppes by removing the memorial from the Westcott Plaza.

Next up: An effort to get the Kraft video expunged  NBC SportsWith a Florida judge ruling that the surveillance video in the Robert Kraft solicitation of prostitution case cannot be used at trial, the fact remains that the video ...

Don't purge records of expunged cases | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent  hngnews.comWisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.

Clinic helps people expunge eligible criminal cases | Local  Quad-Cities OnlineDAVENPORT — Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit that helps people who cannot afford legal representation, is holding an "expungement" clinic from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Lee sends promising signal by dropping fee to clear criminal records  The Daily MemphianBill Lee spoke frequently on the campaign trail about how we need to rethink the ways we treat people with criminal records. After he was elected governor, ...

James McGreevey, statement before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee  InsiderNJI am most grateful to Senator Vitale, Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee, for moving Senate Bill S-3205. Senate Bill S-3205 sponsored by ...

India: Private sector bank ‘blocks account for cryptocurrency use’; threatens to expunge credit facility  AMBCrypto NewsThe Indian judiciary and banking elite have made clear their opinion on the use of cryptocurrencies in the past few years. After the central bank came down hard ...

Illinois' New Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Focuses on Social Justice  Cannabis Business TimesThe legislation outlines an expungement process, as well as benefits for business license applicants most directly impacted by prohibition.

New Bill Would Decriminalize Some Marijuana in NC, Expunge Some Prior Convictions  Spectrum NewsCould North Carolina be the next state to legalize pot?

Mitch McConnell Touts Hemp As He Proposes Raising Tobacco Purchase Age Limit  Marijuana MomentSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Monday that hemp represents a lucrative alternative to tobacco for farmers in his home state of ...

Legislators Consider Bill to Expunge Some Criminal Records  NBC ConnecticutThere is a growing battle in the General Assembly over a proposal that would allow the criminal records for some felons be expunged.

If Robert Kraft's record is expunged should the NFL still punish him?  Yahoo SportsCharles Robinson and Terez Paylor discuss the most recent revelations in the Robert Kraft case on the latest episode of the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast .

How One Platform Is Helping Ex-Offenders Clear Their Record  ForbesThis article discusses the platform Clear My Record, which helps ex-offenders to clear their criminal record.

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverA NC bill would help many who are hobbled by a criminal record.

San Jose students, cannabis leaders put pressure on DA Jeff Rosen  San José SpotlightSouth Bay college students and cannabis advocates on Wednesday pressured District Attorney Jeff Rosen to comply with a California law that clears the records ...

A second chance for young offenders with NC expunction legislation  Charlotte PostThe North Carolina Senate last week unanimously passed The Second Chance Act, which will expand the opportunity for individuals to have certain nonviolent ...

Is Wisconsin 'behind the curve' on marijuana laws?  WBAYMILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Ald. Nik Kovac feels Wisconsin is “way behind the curve” when it comes to marijuana laws. The state is one of 17 in which the ...

Charges against former Lawrence Co. sheriff, captain could be expunged  WKRN News 2LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) - Charges against former Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown could be permanently removed from his record if he does ...

Judges Reject Effort To Expunge Thousands Of Cannabis Convictions In Baltimore  Weed NewsA pair of judges have struck down an attempt by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to expunge the records of 4800 citizens previously convicted of ...

The mandate for system change is growing  Street Roots NewsDIRECTOR'S DESK | It's a lot of work to fix the system. It's better to prevent barriers in the first place.

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 ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Cannabis roundup  The Capitol Fax BlogFriday, May 17, 2019. * From a Taylorville Daily News interview of the Christian County sheriff… Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp and the Sheriff's Association along ...

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.