felon http://wfpl.org en Kentucky House Committee OKs Felon Expungement Bill http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-committee-oks-felon-expungement-bill <p>A bill that would remove certain non-violent felonies from criminal records has cleared a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>Filed by Louisville Rep. Darryl Owens, the bill would expunge charges after five years, as long as they don't lead to a federal criminal indictment. The bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee by a 18 to 8 vote largely along party lines. Only one Republican joined the committee's Democrats in support of the bill.</p><p>Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas Hill testified in support of the measure.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8408 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Committee OKs Felon Expungement Bill JCPS Committee Proposes Giving Former Drug Offenders Second Chance To Volunteer http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-committee-proposes-giving-former-drug-offenders-second-chance-volunteer <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education will consider a new policy later this month to allow some ex-offenders with drug convictions a second chance to volunteer in schools.</p><p>In JCPS, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-background-checks-block-parents-volunteering-even-years-old-offenses">hundreds of parents are rejected from volunteering</a> because the district bans anyone with a felony or drug and alcohol conviction from volunteering in supervisory roles.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:25:14 +0000 Devin Katayama 7526 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Committee Proposes Giving Former Drug Offenders Second Chance To Volunteer