Summary: H.R.121 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Fresh Start Act of 2019

This bill establishes a process to expunge records related to certain nonviolent criminal offenses.

It defines the nonviolent offenses eligible for expungement; it establishes qualifications for an eligible offender; and it sets forth procedures for filing an expungement petition.

The bill increases by 5% the allocation of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for a state that implements expungement procedures substantially similar to this bill. It decreases by 5% the JAG allocation for a state that fails to enact substantially similar expungement procedures.