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HB 898 EXPUNGEMENT PASSED ON HOUSE FLOOR 67-41

This just in from Action for Children

House Bill 898 sponsored by Rep. Alice Bordsen (Alamance) would allow a judge to expunge — or clear — a person's criminal record of a non-violent felony they committed when they were a minor.

Someone is only eligible for expunction if they meet numerous requirements including doing 100 hours of community service and proving they have been of good moral character for four years after finishing their sentence.  While some negative amendments were added (possession of cocaine or heroine cannot be expunged), this is an important victory for teens.

Representative Haire cited the most recent brain research on how teen brains were not fully developed to explain his support for the measure.

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