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Legislative News

House Bill 587 was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee as amended. This bill add provisions to improve the process for compassionate release for those individuals aged 55 and older. (Oct. 3, 2023)

House Bill 1470 was amended and voted from the House Judiciary Committee. This bill creates a process whereby individualsl who are wrongfully incarcerated are awarded compensation. (Oct. 3, 2023)

Senate Bill 944, introduced by Senator Bartolotta, the bill provides that an expungement shall occur automatically upon notification that a conviction has been unconditionally pardoned by the Governor. A court of common pleas upon receipt of the Governor's pardon must order the expungement of all criminal history record information and all administrative records of the Department of Transportation and the central repository relating to the conviction. (Sep. 28, 2023) 

House Bill 1689 was introduced by House Representative Tarik Khan. This bill would address a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing by simply requiring courts to consider an adolescent’s mental capacity, maturity, and ongoing brain development at the time of a crime committed at age 24 and below. (Sep. 21, 2023)

House Bill 689 was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee as amended. This bill amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, by further providing for definitions, for general regulations, for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access, for exceptions, for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access and for employer immunity from liability. (Sep. 19, 2023).