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Wed January 29, 2014

Kentucky House Committee OKs Felon Expungement Bill

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A bill that would remove certain non-violent felonies from criminal records has cleared a Kentucky House committee.

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.

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas Hill testified in support of the measure.

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