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Tagged With: Expungement

A Coalition Of Groups Bills October 20th-27th as National Expungement Week

New York,  A coalition of over 20 organizations working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, will join local and community groups across the country for the inaugural National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) October 20-27, 2018. Conceived to aid those disenfranchised by the war on drugs, N.E.W. will offer free clinics to … Continue reading »

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Delaware: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Democrat Gov. John Carney signed legislation into law today vacating past marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation … Continue reading »

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California: Marijuana Expungement Measure Awaits Governor’s Signature

Members of the California Assembly and Senate have approved legislation to facilitate the review and expungement of past marijuana convictions. Assembly members approved the bill, AB 1793, by a vote of 43 to 28, while members of the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 28 to 10. The legislation now awaits final action … Continue reading »

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Rhode Island: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Legislation Into Law

Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation permitting those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. House Bill 8355/S. 2447 allows those with past convictions for crimes involving the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis to petition the court to seek an order of expungement. It states, “[W]here the court has … Continue reading »

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Virginia: Juvenile Expungement Bill Fails In House Committee

UPDATE: SB 796 has passed the Senate but was tabled on February 15 on a voice vote by the House Courts of Justice, Subcommittee on Criminal Law. The measure will not be considered further this session. ——– Sen. Ryan McDougle has introduced SB 796, which creates a expungement by petition process for individuals under 21 … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Expungement Bill Fails to Receive Senate Floor Vote

Legislation to expand the list of offenses eligible for expungement to include the possession of marijuana, among other offenses, failed to receive a Senate floor vote. Members of the Senate Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee had previously voted in favor of the measure. Additional information is available from Missouri NORML here or on their Facebook … 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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Missouri: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure

Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation into law making it easier for those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged.    The legislative measures expands the number of offenses eligible for expungement from roughly a half dozen to more than 100 non-violent and non-sexual crimes. It also allows people to expunge their records sooner, … Continue reading »

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