Tweets of the Week - Budget Roundup and more

Tweets of the Week - Budget Roundup and more

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, June 29, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

In major criminal justice reform, Pennsylvania becomes first state in nation to seal minor misdemeanors

It was a motley crew of lawmakers that gathered two years ago to first bring up the idea of a bill to give people who have committed misdemeanors or lesser crimes a fresh start after paying their dues to society.

“Two Republicans from Central Pennsylvania, two Democrats from Philadelphia — what could we possibly have in common,” Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), one of those members, asked. “But we made it work.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rep. Delozier's clean slate legislation heads to the Senate floor

VIDEO: Rep. Delozier's clean slate legislation heads to the Senate floor

On Monday afternoon Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) hosted a press conference in support of House Bill 1419.

The bill, which was passed by the House in April, builds upon Act 5 of 2016 and would automatically seal low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, summary offenses and non-conviction records with no action required by the person after remaining crime-free for 10 years. The bill was unanimously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and now will head to the Senate Floor.

Monday, June 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

With one bill waiting for a signature, another waiting for tinkering in the Senate and Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) on his side, Governor Tom Wolf announced his desire to push criminal justice reforms through the legislature Thursday.

The proposed agenda includes state funding for public defenders, building a standardized risk assessment tool for judges assigning bail and a “clean slate” law to help minor criminals clear their records and rejoin society.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Clean slate bills move ahead in General Assembly

VIDEO: Clean slate bills move ahead in General Assembly

New clean slate bills, Senate Bill 529 and House Bill 1419 would seal nonviolent misdemeanor offenders' records from the public after 10 years of staying out of trouble.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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