Set-Back For Michigan Set Aside (Expungement) Law
Michigan House Bill 4106, which would increase the number of people eligible to apply for criminal record set aside (expunged), suffered a setback as the Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, sent the bill back to the Judiciary Committee.
Those who support allowing people to have a second chance can call or email Speaker Bolger and ask him to allow a vote on House Bill 4106.Â Â YouÂ Â can let him know that you believe that giving people a second chance will reduce crime and government dependency by allowing people who want to work a chance to get a good job.
Speaker Jase BolgerÂ Â 517.373.1787
Email:Â Â JaseBolger@house.mi.gov
The bill has already received the support from:
The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan supports the bill. (5-10-11)
The Prosecuting Attorneys Associations of Michigan supports the bill. (5-9-11)
The Michigan Judges Associations indicated support for the bill. (3-24-11)
The State Bar of Michigan has been on record for over six years supporting changes to the criteria allowing an individual to apply for criminal record expunction, but feels that House Bill 4106 and Senate Bill 244 (rather than Senate Bill 159) represent the version of expunction legislation most strongly requested by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and civil law practitioners. (5-9-11)