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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill  Marijuana MomentNew Jersey Assembly and Senate committees voted in favor of companion bills that would legalize marijuana and provide for the expungement of prior ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

NJ marijuana legalization: Edibles, legal weed home grow and expungement process questions  Asbury Park PressUSA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey reporter Mike Davis answers your NJ marijuana legalization questions about edibles, legal weed home grow and the ...

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 ...

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 ...

California bill seeks to streamline expungement process for certain criminal convictions  KEYTA bill lawmakers say will re-open doors to employment for those with criminal records is making its way through the legislature.

Kentucky Lawmakers Target Solar Power, Felony Expungement  U.S. News & World ReportFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK'd new ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expungement clinic to be held Monday, February 25 in Windsor County  Vermont BizVermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General's Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal ...

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 ...

L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions  LasentinelCity Council President Herb Wesson expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis-related convictions in Greater Los ...

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 ...

@NotesFromHel Pop-Up Newsroom pops into a record expungement clinic | Helen Ubiñas  Philly.comA clean record keeps many in Philadelphia from employment.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

See if you qualify for Denver’s marijuana expungement program  FOX 31 DenverDENVER -- It's an opportunity for a *fresh* start. So far, Denver's held a couple of clinics for it's Turn Over A New Leaf Program, offering to wipe clean certain ...

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, ...

Addressing expungement: County attorney to have informational presentation  The MirrorLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be putting on a town hall to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day next week in Leavenworth.

Memphis advocates back Lee's plan to drop expungement fee  The Daily MemphianGov. Bill Lee introduced a wide-ranging criminal justice plan Thursday, including elimination of a $180 expungement fee people must pay to clear their record ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expungement Legislation Moves To Senate  ekbtv.comFrankfort, KY. — Legislation to extend Kentucky's expungement program to additional people convicted of low-level felonies advanced out of a state Senate ...

Vermont AG, Legal Aid host White River Jct. 'expungement' clinic  WCAXWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Free legal advice was available Monday to help Windsor County residents get their non-violent criminal records wiped ...

NJ marijuana legalization committee hearings set for Monday; legal weed vote next?  Asbury Park PressIf the Senate and Assembly committees clear the New Jersey marijuana legalization bills on Monday, it could set up a big legal weed vote for March 25.

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 ...

States with Vacatur and Expungement Laws  KVUE.com30 states allow trafficking victims to get crimes removed from their records if they were forced to commit them under someone else's control. Texas does not have ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets plea-deal offer in prostitution case  Sun SentinelNew England Patriots football team owner Robert Kraft and other men are being offered a chance to have their solicitation-of-prostitution charges dropped as ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Cory Booker Knocks Presidential Rivals for Joking About Marijuana - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonThe New Jersey senator says there's nothing funny about pot busts that warp people's lives.

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 ...

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.

Marijuana Legalization Coming in 'Weeks', New Jersey Advocates Say  LeaflyNew Jersey residents may be forgiven if they failed to cheer last week's news of a “grand agreement” among legislators on a bill to legalize the adult use of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here's What Happened Under The Gold Dome On Monday  InsiderNJHere's what happened under the Gold Dome on Monday (March 18th):. SENATE ACTION (QUORUM). Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: TO BE A ...

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.

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

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.

N.J. legal weed deal: Everything to know about timeline, details and next steps  NJ.comDespite the agreement on legal weed by lawmakers, the plan still must pass the Legislature.

Woman Accused of Poisoning Cats Sentenced  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-BarreTAYLOR, Pa. -- A landlord accused of poisoning cats in Lackawanna County has learned her punishment. Jennifer Oustrich had been charged with a felony ...

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.

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.

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.

Richmond 34 get charges expunged 59 years later  8NewsMembers of the Richmond 34, a group of 34 Virginia Union University students arrested in 1960 protesting segregation in Richmond, had their criminal records ...

Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs In Oakland  Marijuana MomentAnother major U.S. city could see an initiative to decriminalize psychedelics on the ballot, as activists prepare to launch a campaign to broadly overhaul drug ...

Ethics committee to consider Stringer requests  Arizona Capitol TimesThe House Ethics Committee will meet Wednesday to vote on a request from Rep. David Stringer related to the investigation against him, but the public isn't.

'Richmond 34' have 1960 civil rights arrest record expunged  The Philadelphia TribuneRICHMOND, Va. - The students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination, respect and self confidence. Block by block ...

Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma  Policy OptionsAn estimated one in seven Canadians has a criminal record, and while the government's new bill to expedite suspensions of criminal records for simple ...