On June 11, 2020 Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee in support of HB 4980 - 85 & 5120 (2019).
Safe & Just Michigan supports all of the expungement reform bills being considered today, but my testimony today will focus on H.B. 4980–the “automatic expungement” or “clean slate” bill. It’s important for this committee and the public to understand how the automatic expungement will work, the policy problems it attempts to solve, and why it will have a far greater impact at less cost than the existing manual process.
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