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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB121

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Legislation Overview

Title: Fresh Start Act of 2019

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Government information and archives: Intergovernmental relations: Law enforcement administration and funding: State and local finance

Description: 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.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: January 3, 2019

Link: NA

Sponsors

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6 sponsors: Steve Cohen (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Henry Johnson (D); Eleanor Norton (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (6 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 3, 2019 Introduced in House
House Jan 3, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Jan 3, 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 15 2019 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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