S.511 - Clean Start Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 03/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.511 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/02/2017)
Clean Start Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish a process to seal records related to a nonviolent criminal offense committed by an individual whose substance use disorder is a substantial contributing factor in the commission of the offense. A nonviolent criminal offense is a federal criminal offense that is not a violent offense, a sex offense, a serious drug offense, or an offense with a victim under the age of 18.
To be eligible for sealing, an individual who is convicted of a nonviolent criminal offense must, among other things, complete a substance use disorder treatment program or recovery program and complete service in a substance use disorder peer mentorship program.
This bill also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow the Department of Justice to give preference to a Community Oriented Policing Services program grant applicant from a state that has in effect: (1) a substantially similar law related to sealing adult records, or (2) a law that allows an individual who successfully seals a criminal record to be free from civil and criminal perjury laws.