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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

Other governors on Crime: Rocky Adkins on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
KY Senatorial:
Amy McGrath
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) - no challengers yet
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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