Rocky Adkins on Crime
Make expungement of criminal records easier and/or automatic
Rocky Adkins co-sponsored House Bill 155: to make additional offenses eligible for expungement; reduce the filing fee for felony expungement from $500 to $200; to allow expungement of charges dismissed without prejudice; to require certain records to be
expunged if the law specifies a period for enhancement and that period has expired; to limit requirement of certification to convictions that have not been pardoned.
Legislative outcome: Referred to Judiciary (died in Committee)
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 155 on KRS 431.073
, Feb 5, 2019
Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees
Excerpts from legislation: Any registrant who has not provided a DNA sample as of the effective date of this Act shall provide a DNA sample to the appropriate local probation and parole office
when the registrant appears for a new photograph to be obtained.
"DNA sample" means a blood or swab specimen from a person, that shall be submitted to the Department of Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory for law enforcement identification purposes and inclusion in law enforcement identification databases.
Legislative outcome: Rep. Adkins voted YEA; Bill passed House March 19, 51-42-7; Bill passed Senate April 15, 37-1-0; Signed by Governor Steve Beshear, April 24
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 683
, Mar 19, 2008
Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years
Excerpts from legislation: AN ACT relating to criminal record expungement: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 533 to allow persons convicted of one Class D felony or a series of Class D felonies arising out of a single event to petition
to have their record expunged; provide steps for Commonwealth's attorneys' involvement in the process, notification of victim, and payment of fee; amend KRS 431.078 to provide that a person convicted of a misdemeanor may petition for expungement of the
record five years after adjudication, and to increase fee; amend KRS 431.076 to impose a fee of $50 on any person filing a motion after a dismissal resulting from successful completion of a diversion or mediation program; amend
KRS 527.040 to exempt individuals who have had their records expunged from the statute on a felon in possession of a firearm.
Legislative outcome:Rep. Adkins voted YEA on HCS HB 93: Criminal Record Expungement Bill; Passed House 76-21-3
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HCS HB 93
, Feb 22, 2006
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