State Sen. Whitney Westerfield http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawmaker Files ‘Second Chance’ Bill to Help Low-Level, First Time Felons http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-files-second-chance-bill-help-low-level-first-time-felons <p>Saying it is hard for Kentuckians who committed low-level offenses to get a job or participate in their child’s school, state Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, is filing legislation to make it easier for certain felons to expunge their records.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HB64.htm">bill has been pre-filed</a> for the General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session and would allow those imprisoned for a non-violent or non-sexual crime with no prior offenses or pending felony case to erase that conviction from their record.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7630 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmaker Files ‘Second Chance’ Bill to Help Low-Level, First Time Felons