Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signs SB 57, expands low-level felony expungement

New laws are set to go into effect in Georgia on July 1. (Source: MGN)
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed Senate Bill 57 into law, which makes it easier for low-level felons to have crimes removed from their record Friday.

SB 57 will expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged.

It will do this by expanding discretionary expungement to all Class D felonies.

There are exceptions including crimes such as abusing children and sexual abuse.

That law includes a $250 application fee and provisions for prosecutors to object and judges to reject the applications if they feel it is necessary.

Senator Jimmy Higdon sponsored the bill.

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