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12:56 pm
Tue March 16, 2004

Kentucky House Passes Felony Record Bill

Frankfort, KY – Some non-violent felons would be able to ask the
state to erase their conviction from their record, under
legislation approved by the House. The bill would only
apply to Class D felons who haven't committed a
crime for ten years. The measure would also require
the court to schedule a hearing and notify the
Commonwealth's Attorney and any victims of the
felon's expungement request.

HB 371 is sponsored by Representative Rob Wilkey,
a Democrat from Simpson County. A Class D felony
carries one to five years in prison and is the least
serious felony charge under Kentucky law.

The bill was approved in the House by a 79 to 9 vote.
The legislation now goes to the Senate for its consideration.