Arizona House Bill 2067 Improves Set Asides and Gives Certificates of Second Chance

Arizona House Bill 2067 will improve set asides and give Certificates of Second Chance. The Certificate will release the person from all barriers and disabilities in obtaining an occupational license that resulted from the conviction if they are otherwise qualified for a license. This law will go into effect on August 27, 2021. Continue reading

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Ohio Expands Criminal Record Sealing Eligibility

On April 12, 2021, the definition of an eligible offender under the Ohio Conviction Sealing law will expand to include more Ohioans in need of record relief. A provision in House Bill 1 will remove limits on the number of convictions for certain felonies and misdemeanors, and reduce required waiting periods to allow individuals to apply for relief sooner than under the previous law. Continue reading

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Michigan Expands Eligibility for Post Conviction Relief

Governor Whitmer signed into law a package of bills passed with broad bipartisan support from the Michigan Legislature that increases the number of convictions one could set aside, adjusts the waiting periods for eligibility, and lays the framework for a clean slate program. Continue reading

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Third Annual Law Student Expungement Competition Results

The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the RecordGone.com division of The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the results of its third annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition. Continue reading

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A Second Chance and New Opportunity Offered to California’s Inmate Firefighters – Assembly Bill 2147

California legislature passed Assemblywoman Eloise Reye’s AB 2147, providing the opportunity for inmate fighters to petition the court for criminal record expungement relief. Continue reading

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