Monday, June 24 – Harrisburg, PA. The bill proposing to greatly expand Pennsylvania’s expungement law, Senate Bill 391, was moved up on the Senate calendar today. Representatives from Senator Tim Solobay’s office said they are optimistic about the full Senate vote happening this week. Senate Bill 391 was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 17, 2013, and has since been awaiting a vote by the full Senate.
Senate Bill 391, which is sponsored by Senator Solobay, modernizes Pennyslvania’s expungement law by allowing some offenders with low-level misdemeanors to expunge their record after they have proven that they are rehabilitated and satisfied a substantial waiting period. If Pennsylvania enacts this legislation, they will join seventeen other states that have expanded their expungement laws in the past five years.
Please contact your state Senator and let them know you support SB 391.