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Old 02-06-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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Proposed Bill No. 803


AN ACT CONCERNING A CLEAN SLATE IN THE CASE OF A
CRIMINAL RECORD.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That section 54-142a of the general statutes be amended to provide
2 for automatic expungement of a person's criminal record after three
3 years in the case of a final judgment resulting in the conviction of a
4 person for a misdemeanor offense and after five years in the case of a
5 final judgment resulting in the conviction of a person for a felony
6 offense.
Statement of Purpose:
To provide for automatic expungement
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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*grabs popcorn*
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County CT
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Originally Posted by SAE72 View Post
Proposed Bill No. 803


AN ACT CONCERNING A CLEAN SLATE IN THE CASE OF A
CRIMINAL RECORD.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That section 54-142a of the general statutes be amended to provide
2 for automatic expungement of a person's criminal record after three
3 years in the case of a final judgment resulting in the conviction of a
4 person for a misdemeanor offense and after five years in the case of a
5 final judgment resulting in the conviction of a person for a felony
6 offense.
Statement of Purpose:
To provide for automatic expungement
It's not April 1st so I know this isn't a April Fools day joke. Did CT get it's own "The Onion" and this is an article in the first issue?
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Storrs, CT
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A little more info about the bills below. I'm curious to learn about what kind of fees are proposed for sports betting...

https://ctmirror.org/2019/02/06/ct-p...minal-records/

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Senate Democrats unveiled a slew of proposals Wednesday that would not only legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but also expunge certain criminal records involving marijuana-related offenses.

The marijuana legislation is part of a larger caucus agenda that also includes: fees on sports betting, new labor rules banning “captive audience” meetings and on-shift scheduling, measures to help college students graduate debt-free, and the creation of a statewide authority that could be empowered to establish tolls.

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Old 02-06-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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Sports betting will be harder to make a deal in this state than New Jersey. We have 2 Indian run casinos that want to control it. State has a group of OTB locations ready to run sports betting. I think the casinos will partner with the state and run the sports betting operations. They will probably brand it a new name and take over OTB locations. State will probably get between 20-30% of all the action. Rhode Island has a different system and they take a big percentage because they don't have to deal with Indian casinos.
The real money maker will be with the sports betting apps on the phones. That is the gold mine. The state will make a lot of money/taxes when legal marijuana and legal sports betting gets going here. I am sure it will all go into the general fund and be wasted on worthless programs for the large failed cities in our state.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County CT
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A little more info about the bills below. I'm curious to learn about what kind of fees are proposed for sports betting...

https://ctmirror.org/2019/02/06/ct-p...minal-records/
Now that I know that the first post has to do with the legalization of marijuana it makes sense.

The real drug kingpins (Perdue Pharma in Stamford) who pushed and made millions (maybe billions) from the opioid epidemic go scott free.....nice.
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 AM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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Now that I know that the first post has to do with the legalization of marijuana it makes sense.

The real drug kingpins (Perdue Pharma in Stamford) who pushed and made millions (maybe billions) from the opioid epidemic go scott free.....nice.


The Bill posted has nothing to do with legalizing marijuana. This Bill opens discussion for a person's criminal record to be expunged. What past convictions for what crimes will follow if it continues.



AN ACT CONCERNING A CLEAN SLATE IN THE CASE OF A CRIMINAL RECORD.
To provide for automatic expungement of a person's criminal record after a certain period of time.

Introduced by:
Sen. Gary A. Winfield, 10th Dist.
Rep. Robyn A. Porter, 94th Dist.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The Bill posted has nothing to do with legalizing marijuana. This Bill opens discussion for a person's criminal record to be expunged. What past convictions for what crimes will follow if it continues.



AN ACT CONCERNING A CLEAN SLATE IN THE CASE OF A CRIMINAL RECORD.
To provide for automatic expungement of a person's criminal record after a certain period of time.

Introduced by:
Sen. Gary A. Winfield, 10th Dist.
Rep. Robyn A. Porter, 94th Dist.
I think you are mistaken with the interpretation of the Bill (see link below). They are not going to suddenly release violent criminals from prison. The point of it is to address what happens to people in prison for crimes that have been decriminalized over the years. Do you think someone should continue to serve what could be many years on a sentence when what they did is no longer illegal? Other states have done the same thing when they legalized marijuana. They don't directly tie it to legalized marijuana because there are other drug-related laws that may be relaxed as well. Again this is just a proposed Bill. The final version will likely look very different. It is merely a start. If you feel so strongly about this, I suggest you contact your legislators and party leadership to express your opinions. Jay

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/arti...WS03/190209924

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Old Yesterday, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I think you are mistaken with the interpretation of the Bill (see link below). They are not going to suddenly release violent criminals from prison. The point of it is to address what happens to people in prison for crimes that have been decriminalized over the years. Do you think someone should continue to serve what could be many years on a sentence when what they did is no longer illegal? Other states have done the same thing when they legalized marijuana. They don't directly tie it to legalized marijuana because there are other drug-related laws that may be relaxed as well. Again this is just a proposed Bill. The final version will likely look very different. It is merely a start. If you feel so strongly about this, I suggest you contact your legislators and party leadership to express your opinions. Jay

CT pot legalization could include expungement of criminal records | HartfordBusiness.com
Still shows a lapse in judgment and no respect for legal boundaries. What’s next? Refunding anyone who has received a marijuana citation, or if they raise a speed limit, cut all former violators a check from the state? No. Because at the time the act was committed, it wasn’t legal. Period.
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 AM
 
Location: On the Stones of Years
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Originally Posted by JayCT View Post
I think you are mistaken with the interpretation of the Bill (see link below). They are not going to suddenly release violent criminals from prison. The point of it is to address what happens to people in prison for crimes that have been decriminalized over the years. Do you think someone should continue to serve what could be many years on a sentence when what they did is no longer illegal? Other states have done the same thing when they legalized marijuana. They don't directly tie it to legalized marijuana because there are other drug-related laws that may be relaxed as well. Again this is just a proposed Bill. The final version will likely look very different. It is merely a start. If you feel so strongly about this, I suggest you contact your legislators and party leadership to express your opinions. Jay

CT pot legalization could include expungement of criminal records | HartfordBusiness.com

I am not mistaken at all. This is the summary of the bill on Winfield's web site

" to provide for automatic expungement of a person's criminal record after a certain period of time."


It doesn't have anything to do with prison and prisoners. What it has to do with is that people that have been convicted, and after a certain period of time after their conviction, and after any prison time, probation or other terms . These two Democrats have introduced this Bill to address people with past criminal records, part of a " second chance" ideology. We saw Malloy sign into law in 2016 a Bill that prevents Employers from asking applicants for their criminal records, except for certain security positions. This continues down a similar path.

Yes it is a start. A start to potentially have convicted criminals not to have a public record of their past convictions after a certain time. What convictions ? That will follow.


Here's a related Bill now in Committee. Notice the word " system "

Proposed Bill No. 691

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL
RECORDS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That title 54 of the general statutes be amended to create a system of
2 expungement of criminal records for offenders who have remained
3 offense-free for a significant period following the end of his or her
4 sentence.
Statement of Purpose:
To create a system of expungement of criminal records for offenders
who have remained offense-free for a significant period following the
end of his or her sentence.

It is important for CT citizens not to rely on the media for their information. You need to do a little bit more work than just post links to understand the depth of the issue.

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