H.R.121 - Fresh Start Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.121 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.