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.