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KENTUCKIAN

Elizabethtown, KY

#92 Feb 26, 2014
Well it looks like House Bill 64 has passed the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. HB 64 is kind of a modified version of House Bill 47. It's a Class D felony Expungement bill with modifications. It's not a blanket expungment for Class D felons. Amendments have been made to violent class D felons and those who have hurt children. There are are also other amendment that have been made. It looks good as long as they don't exclude Class D felons who have gotten misdemeanors in the last few years. If they don't do that, it would seem that even if you had a parking ticket or speeding ticket in the last few years, you would be disqualified. I think there is an amendment to include multiple charges that the authority's threw on during the same incident. There are other amendments in there also. Contact the Senate judiciary Committee and get them to vote on and pass this Bill. Don't allow them to let this bill die or be denied. And let's get them to take action now, not months or years from now.
You can read more details about this bill at this link.
http://legiscan.com/KY/bill/HB64/2014

To contact the Senate Judiciary Committee go to this link as long as it lasts.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/Jud%...
Toolman

Elizabethtown, KY

#93 Mar 4, 2014
You are Naive wrote:
<quoted text>First, Not all felons end up in Prison, you need to lose that stereotype mindset. Second, That person may have been a Doctor or Lawyer, Or Nurse, etc, so you can't lump all felons together and say "these people did something with their life). 3rd, A college degree will get you nowhere if you are a felon. Like you said, Non-Felons with degrees are having a hard time finding jobs. I'm a felon, 3.9 GPA, Deans list, Bachelors Degree, Etc, and can't pass a background check, or make it to an interview if I mark FELON on the application. Plus, I'm overqualified for McDonald's types of jobs, so no luck there either. 3rd.SELF EMPLOYED - Well, in order to be self employed, you have to have MONEY to start a business, Wither it Be a brick and mortar business or Just a Landscaper who mows. Business and tools, and mowers, and insurance, and operating cost all cost MONEY. So where is a person who can't get a job supposed to get that money? Banks only give loans to those who don't need them. Those who have a lot of collateral to back up the loan. So, how is this felon supposed to fund this business? I guess he could try to do one BIG SCORE / Illegal Activity and then go legit. After all you said he could start his own business. He just funded it the only way he could.
You are either very young "Say 20's or very naive, because you seem to have no real understanding of how business, commerce, and banking are done. You also seem to be very Idealistic, again another "young" trait. Go do more real research on this topic, business, banking, loans etc, then come back and leave a response, lets see if your point of view has changed.
Finally someone who understands, I have a job now buts itís a dead end job but at least its a job, lets just say it pays most of the bills but if something tears up I am done but I am thankful for the job I have. Thanks for understanding. Most people want to judge us. I paid the price for my mistakes and continue to, I think I paid enough for them.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#94 Mar 5, 2014
It is crucial to emphasize that for us Americans, enjoyment of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights. The decency of our national character reveals willingness to forgive criminals who have completed sentenced punishment, which is also a central ethic of Christianity. Yet despite these values so deeply embedded in our society, we continue to retain archaic laws that effectively waive such human rights and violate a most fundamental Christian mandate.

Nor should we overlook the fact that some Americans are more likely to be charged with and convicted for crime than others, depending on identified extraneous factors including celebrity status and race. While such unfairness needs to be addressed separately, it certainly figures in as a major contributing factor to the broader problem of the injustice of depriving citizens of their rights.
KENTUCKIAN

Elizabethtown, KY

#95 Mar 18, 2014
kuda wrote:
It is crucial to emphasize that for us Americans, enjoyment of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights. The decency of our national character reveals willingness to forgive criminals who have completed sentenced punishment, which is also a central ethic of Christianity. Yet despite these values so deeply embedded in our society, we continue to retain archaic laws that effectively waive such human rights and violate a most fundamental Christian mandate.
Nor should we overlook the fact that some Americans are more likely to be charged with and convicted for crime than others, depending on identified extraneous factors including celebrity status and race. While such unfairness needs to be addressed separately, it certainly figures in as a major contributing factor to the broader problem of the injustice of depriving citizens of their rights.
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 worldís incarcerated people, yet we have 5% of the worldís 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. Gotta keep adding felons or creating them. For anyone who needs more proof Google it. Itís out there.
KENTUCKIAN

Elizabethtown, KY

#97 Apr 5, 2014
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. I talked with my state representative this week, he said EVERY member of the Kentucky State Senate needs to be contacted. When contacting them you have to explain your situation and how this Class D felony has affected your lives. That's the only way to get them to turn this bill to a law.
Here is their contact info

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/senate/senmembers.htm

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