Everyone that accesses this website needs is interested and supports the passage of SB 391. Get involved NOW!! Call Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s office, send emails to voice your support to bring SB 391 to the Senate floor for a vote BEFORE these law-makers recess for a long summer break. Tell your friends and family members to call and email – GET SENATOR PILEGGI’S ATTENTION to move this bill!!!
I think this will give a lot of good people more opportunities for work and also help cut unemployment down significantly please pass this bill asap.
People are capable of maturing after 5-10+ years of life. Some offenses such as “possession of a controlled substance” should not haunt you for the rest of your life. A person is considered an adult at 18, but they are not as mature as they are in their 20s and 30s, and shouldn’t have their entire future damaged by a misdemeanor on their criminal record. I support Bill 391, Please support Bill 391.
i think its a fair deal and a noble thing to do, i my self am a person that just got released from county jail after giving up and taking a plea deal, on an arson charge, its been a challenge to find a job but im trying to keep my faith and head up, but then again is only for misdemeanors, this law, wat about us felony charged exconvicts. ive been trying my best and constantly i keep getting no were, im trying to do my best but sometimes suicide is an option, due to my none luck on getting or keeping a job. two or 3 weeks in a job they lay me off due to my felonies.
I believe this bill is a step in the right direction there are many people who make a one time mistake and deserve to have their record expunged.
Many other states have Bills similar to this one. PA is behind the curve on this issue. Most pa residents in this situation want this changed so they can get a job or get into college etc… One point I must make is, expunging a record after 7 years does not provide a benefit to someone who is looking for a job or needing get in school. Most companies and universities run background checks for arrests in the past 7 years.
What about expunging records for those people tricked into pleading guilty who only has misdemeanor 1 how about giving us a second chance???
This Bill should include low level non violent felonies. The fedral goverment has a very good bill called the second chance it covers non violent low level felonies. Many person/s will be able to vote if low level felonies were expunged this gives person/s freedom and their liberty back. So lets amend the bill to include low level non violent felonies,even with a college degree its hard to get a job because of my conviction in 1991.
I think this is a great opportunity to give someone like me that has set into a new road to a new start at life I was young and chose to make the mistakes I made and now 23 and a mother of 3 children my children to suffer because of my wrong doings I have not been able to get a reasonable job to support my girls i’ve been homeless and learning the meaning of a struggle I jus think that this opportunity is life changing and should be passed…
I agree if after you have completed the terms of what was stipulated by the court. low level crimes should be expunged. The problem is the individual has to pay a lot of money for court cost to have an attorney get the individuals record expunged. How can they afford it if the individual is unable to get a job. My son 17 years ago was fighting a cop, he paid restitution and spent 30 days in jail. He has not had any contact with the law since. He applied for a job and was suppose to start that next week, the day he was suppose to go in, they called him and told him he has a criminal record. Really after 17 years.