Expungement Legislation Moves To Senate

Frankfort, KY. — Legislation to extend Kentucky’s expungement program to additional people convicted of low-level felonies advanced out of a state Senate committee today. The measure would allow discretionary expungement of additional Class D felonies not involving sex abuse, breach of public office or crimes against children. Another provision of SB 57 outlines how the state would handle expungement requests for crimes committed before 1975 when Kentucky changed it penal code. Senate Bill 57 now goes to the full Senate for further consideration.