Last month, the proposed expansion to PA expungement law, Senate Bill 391,was referred to the Appropriations Committee where it needs to be scheduled for consideration by the Chairman, State Senator Corman. Please call Senator Corman’s office on this toll free number (855-741-2094) and simply let him or his staff members know that you want him to allow a vote on Senate Bill 391 (The expungement bill).
The bill being proposed would allow more people to be able to clear their PA criminal record. It would allow individuals who have misdemeanors of the 2nd and 3rd degree to apply to have the records expunged if they have kept a clean record for 7-10 years respectively. The current law states that crimes other than summary offenses can not be expunged until after the offender turned 70 years old or has been deceased for more than three years. The bill was officially amended on February 12, 2012 with a 14-0 vote. If this Bill passes, those who are eligible under the new expungement law can potentially change their lives and remove the stigma that follows a criminal judgment.