The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), is preparing to vote on a series of criminal justice reform bills. They include the bipartisan proposal to cleanse records of prior federal cannabis convictions.
The key committee of the House Committee will meet in the next few hours to also vote on a bill that provides funds for states that implement automatic expungement systems and the one that codifies retroactive relief for people incarcerated due to disparities of a crack-cocaine sentence.
What Are The Bills And What Would They Accomplish?
- HR 2864: The "clean slate law" of the Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-De) representative would demand the automatic sealing of the criminal records for certain federal convictions of non-violent marijuana.
- HR 5651: The “Fresh Start Act” sponsored …