State Sen. Whitney Westerfield

7:30 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky Lawmaker Files ‘Second Chance’ Bill to Help Low-Level, First Time Felons


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.

The bill has been pre-filed 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.

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