HB 64 Felony Expungement Bill

HB 64 Felony Expungement Bill

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Pass House Bill 64

Vine Grove, KY

#1 Aug 3, 2014
This law would allow Class D Felons to get jobs and become productive citizens, not a burden on the system and others. No matter what your standpoint is on this topic there is something that you have to consider. The recidivism rate for felony offenders is high. That is in part due to the fact that those felons who would otherwise be productive citizens cannot find jobs and support themselves or their families. Giving low risk felons a chance at a new beginning, is a good incentive for felons not to re-offend, because, they know that if they do well during the 5 - 10 year period, they will have a chance at a good life. When people are pushed into a corner and they are out of options, they may do things that they would not normally do.
For example: if a person’s family is hungry, and they can’t get housing or jobs, that person may do something that they would never dream of doing had circumstances been different. It may be a bad choice, but between the choice of going hungry, being homeless and broke, and not being employable or eligible for state or government help, that person may have very limited choices to survive. They may take the point of view for example “ What am I supposed to do, I can’t eat, I have no way to pay rent, I have no way to feed my family, I am not employable, I have 2 options, break the law to get money or lay down and DIE.” Most likely they are not going to lie down and die. So then the cycle continues. A person, who made 1 mistake years ago, has now graduated up to more serious crimes. Then there is a good chance that, that person will probably evolve into a persistent felony offender. We can break a big part of this cycle by convincing the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on and pass HB 64.

Talking about it on here helps, but it won't get the law changed. The bill passed the house by an overwhelming margin. Now the Kentucky Senate has to decide whether to take it to a vote or not. If not it will die and not happen. The bill is in the Senate right now, where it is stuck at 50%. It can either be voted on in February or it can die.
http://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HB64/2014

I spoke with my state representative, he said EVERY member of the Kentucky State Senate needs to be contacted . It's not just the Judiciary who votes on this, it can be opposed by other senators and outside interest. When contacting them you have to explain your situation and how this Class D felony has affected your lives in a negative way. That's the only way to get them to turn this bill into a law.

Here is their contact info:
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/senate/senmembers.htm
Truth

United States

#2 Aug 3, 2014
I could only back this if it only benefitted humans and not negroes.
Humans can be reformed and rehabilitated, negroes cannot.
Better Wise Up

Vine Grove, KY

#3 Aug 3, 2014
The system helps create re-offenders. All you have to do is look at Lexington as an example. Back in 2008 the biggest headlines that they ever had were house fires. Within the last 6 years the crime rate, there has skyrocketed. People are poor and broke. Those who would be good workers cannot get jobs because of their criminal records. Desperate people do desperate things to get money. Some may end up doing burglaries, committing theft, or selling drugs to get money. You also have the “truly” violent offenders shooting people, doing home invasions and committing murders. Those violent offenders started out somewhere. Some just turn out bad, but some are “Created” because they lack the opportunities to succeed. I guess Kentucky wants to keep “creating” Violent Felons when they could be “creating” Productive Citizens.
why SO LONG

Russell Springs, KY

#4 Aug 4, 2014
Pass House Bill 64 wrote:
This law would allow Class D Felons to get jobs and become productive citizens, not a burden on the system and others. No matter what your standpoint is on this topic there is something that you have to consider. The recidivism rate for felony offenders is high. That is in part due to the fact that those felons who would otherwise be productive citizens cannot find jobs and support themselves or their families. Giving low risk felons a chance at a new beginning, is a good incentive for felons not to re-offend, because, they know that if they do well during the 5 - 10 year period, they will have a chance at a good life. When people are pushed into a corner and they are out of options, they may do things that they would not normally do.
For example: if a person’s family is hungry, and they can’t get housing or jobs, that person may do something that they would never dream of doing had circumstances been different. It may be a bad choice, but between the choice of going hungry, being homeless and broke, and not being employable or eligible for state or government help, that person may have very limited choices to survive. They may take the point of view for example “ What am I supposed to do, I can’t eat, I have no way to pay rent, I have no way to feed my family, I am not employable, I have 2 options, break the law to get money or lay down and DIE.” Most likely they are not going to lie down and die. So then the cycle continues. A person, who made 1 mistake years ago, has now graduated up to more serious crimes. Then there is a good chance that, that person will probably evolve into a persistent felony offender. We can break a big part of this cycle by convincing the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on and pass HB 64.
Talking about it on here helps, but it won't get the law changed. The bill passed the house by an overwhelming margin. Now the Kentucky Senate has to decide whether to take it to a vote or not. If not it will die and not happen. The bill is in the Senate right now, where it is stuck at 50%. It can either be voted on in February or it can die.
http://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HB64/2014
I spoke with my state representative, he said EVERY member of the Kentucky State Senate needs to be contacted . It's not just the Judiciary who votes on this, it can be opposed by other senators and outside interest. When contacting them you have to explain your situation and how this Class D felony has affected your lives in a negative way. That's the only way to get them to turn this bill into a law.
Here is their contact info:
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/senate/senmembers.htm
With all that goes on with elected people in Ky alone. Should make the bill a shoe in. Voter fraud and drug money used in one of many counties. Carrys a 60 day sentance: TIME TO OVER LOOK COMMONERS COMMITING CRIMES SINCE DEMOCRACY IS SOO CHEAP AND REPUBLIC ONLY PUNISHS THOSE WITHOUT TITLE!!!

Since: Mar 14

Louisville, KY

#5 Aug 4, 2014
People create thier own lives, we have let Blacks destroy the country/
They had all the time in the world to become productive.
The vast majority would rather sit around , drink do drugs and F off,
make babies.
A felon is a felon, keep the status quo.
ANONYMOUS

Vine Grove, KY

#6 Aug 4, 2014
LouisvilleKYreport wrote:
People create thier own lives, we have let Blacks destroy the country/
They had all the time in the world to become productive.
The vast majority would rather sit around , drink do drugs and F off,
make babies.
A felon is a felon, keep the status quo.
You are ignorant if you think that the only felons in this country are Black. And as for your statement about Blacks destroying this country, it shows your ignorance again. The reason this country is the way it is, is because the United States has accumulated so much debt that our dollar is worth nothing on the world market. We stopped backing our dollars in gold and created currency in the seventies. That was because so much gold was leaving the country. Better check the Fort Knox Stash.So then we started printing more money than we were backing up with gold. And we started borrowing money from other countries. "Presidents" have passed the buck to generation after generation, so now we are in so much debt that we can never get out. The Bush administration accumulated more debt to this country than all the presidents from the time period of George Washington to president Clinton ' COMBINED. And they are rich white folks! We no longer produce products in this country we consume them. All the jobs have gone over seas to china and India. There is no longer a middle class here in the United States, but China and India have a huge middle class. So if you are Pissed of about the state of this country, don't blame a particular ethnic group, look at your own countries leadership past and present. Crime is just a symptom of a broke system. And the only ones who will get the jobs that are left are people that are not labeled felons. Even the non-felons are experiencing what it's like not to be able to get a job. Welcome to the CLUB!
Harley

Louisville, KY

#8 Aug 4, 2014
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
ANONYMOUS

Vine Grove, KY

#9 Aug 4, 2014
why SO LONG wrote:
<quoted text> With all that goes on with elected people in Ky alone. Should make the bill a shoe in. Voter fraud and drug money used in one of many counties. Carrys a 60 day sentance: TIME TO OVER LOOK COMMONERS COMMITING CRIMES SINCE DEMOCRACY IS SOO CHEAP AND REPUBLIC ONLY PUNISHS THOSE WITHOUT TITLE!!!
There are at least 5.85 million felons living in the United States. That statistic is from 2010, the number has grown exponentially. The United States has the highest number of incarcerated people in the world. We are responsible for 25% of the world’s incarcerated people, yet we have 5% of the world’s population. It's real easy to get a felony in the United States. Lots of prisons are privately owned now, and not run by the state anymore. Some of the stipulations by those companies that take over the department of corrections are: To keep the facility at 90% capacity. That means that they need a constant flow of felons to occupy those cells. They have to keep adding felons or creating them. If you need more proof, you can Google it. It’s out there.
DISTURBED

Vine Grove, KY

#10 Aug 10, 2014
Harley wrote:
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
Well I did the time required by law which was "Probation". however, the sentence has been a life sentence. I often wonder, why someone who has done something relatively minor, gets the same "life sentence" and "Financial Death Sentence" in society as Murders, Rapist, Armed Robbers, The consequences outside of the prison or jail world" are the same. Hmmm

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