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Tagged With: Convictions

Nevada: Governor Vetoes Bill Vacating Past Marijuana Convictions

Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation, Assembly Bill 259, that sought to allow minor marijuana offenders to vacate and seal their past convictions. The measure stated: “If a person has been convicted of a misdemeanor for the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana in violation of subsection 4 of NRS 453.336 or for a … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Measure Making It Easier To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions Before Governor

Update: The Senate has passed enrolled SB 949 which means the bill was adopted with the House amendments. SB 949 has now been sent to the governor for approval. Update: The Senate refuses to concur with the House amendments, so the Senate is requesting that the House recedes on the amendments for SB 949. Update: … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Maryland: House/Senate Bills Seek To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions

Update: Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed SB 949 on March 9. House and Senate legislation is pending to allow those with past criminal marijuana convictions to have those records expunged. House Bill 379 / Senate Bill 949 permit those who received a criminal marijuana possession conviction prior to October 1, 2014, to … Continue reading »

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New York: Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

Update: A. 2142 has passed the state Assembly by a vote of 95 to 38. The Senate has yet to take action on its companion bill, S. 3809. Legislation (A. 2142 and S. 3809) is before the Assembly and Senate to seal the records of those who have previously been convicted of the possession of … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Lawmakers Take No Action On Bill Seeking To Allow For Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions

Lawmakers took no action on House legislation that was prefiled —HB 1524 — to allow marijuana convictions to be expunged contingent upon the passage of a constitutional amendment or other statutory enactment legalizing marijuana. According to 2012 arrest data, Missouri police arrested some 18,500 people for minor marijuana possession offenses. These offenders, many of them … Continue reading »

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