Great news! The PA Senate voted today to pass Senate Bill 391 with a 49-0 vote. SB 391 allows some offenders with misdemeanor convictions to expunge their conviction after satisfying a waiting period.

“The bill still has hurdles to clear before enactment,” said attorney Mathew Higbee, “but we are very encouraged by the unanimous support the bill received in the Senate.”

SB 391 was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 17, 2013 and had since been awaiting a vote by the full Senate. The bill now heads to the State House of Representatives. If this legislation is enacted, Pennsylvania will join 19 other states that have expanded their expungement laws in the past five years.