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HB 246 (BR 882) - A. Simpson, D. Horlander, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to criminal record expungement.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to allow a person convicted of one Class D felony or series of Class D felonies arising out of a single event to petition to have the felony record expunged under specified circumstances; amend KRS 431.078, relating to misdemeanor expungements, to begin the five-year waiting period from the date of adjudication of the offense; amend KRS 527.040, relating to possession of a firearm by a felon, to exempt individuals who have had their felony records expunged; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to keep a confidential index of expungement orders for utilization in the preparation of presentence investigations.

     Feb 1-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Judiciary (H)

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