This bill would be a lifesaver for many people who have made mistakes. I made mistakes 14 years ago and have truely changed my life I am now a good person with a criminal record that continues to hurt my life and my 3 young kids. The current situation for people like me who have truly changed does not protect the public but only prevents me from going further and doing more good in life by having my criminal record public for all to see. this should really include felonies as these are mistakes that people make and after 14 year of proving one has changed, they have and in a lot of cases these hard times in ones life has refined them to be a better person than one who has not been refined by hard times. Misdemeanors do not greatly affect ones life after a couple years, but a felony will reduce ones quality of life forever. please help us.