proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB1725

Title: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place.

Description: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place. ...

Last Action:

Last Action Date: Jul 17, 2019

more >>

upcoming events

Firearms Preemption Meeting - 08/1/2019
Starlite Ballroom Social Hall (Fearless Fire Co) 1221 South Front Street, Allentown, PA


FOAC Monthly Meeting - 08/11/2019
South Fayette Township Municipal Building 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA


Senator Jim Brewster's Annual 45th District Golf Classic - 08/19/2019
Youghiogheny Country Club 1901 Greenock Buena Vista Rd, McKeesport, PA

More events

decrease font size   increase font size

Proposed Federal House Legislation HB1906

watching this bill   evalutation

Expungement/sealing of records is important in restoring one's civil rights once an individual has paid his or her debt to society and in their ability to move on with their lives.

Legislation Overview

Title: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Child health: Congressional oversight: Correctional facilities and imprisonment: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Emergency medical services and trauma care: Employee hiring: Evidence and witnesses: Food assistance and relief: Government studies and investigations: Judicial procedure and administration: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Lawyers and legal services: Licensing and registrations: Mental health: Personnel records: Poverty and welfare assistance: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Child safety and welfare: Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination: Crime and law enforcement

Description: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017 This bill creates a mechanism by which certain eligible individuals may file a petition to seal federal criminal records with respect to covered nonviolent offenses. If an individual is eligible for such a sealing order, the court must notify the person in writing of their potential eligibility. The bill establishes a set of rules and procedures for assessing a sealing petition. If granted, the offense, criminal proceeding, conviction, or sentence shall be treated as if it never occurred. A judge shall issue a sealing order three years after the date on which a person is adjudicated delinquent for a juvenile nonviolent offense if certain conditions are met. The use of room confinement (defined as involuntary placement of a juvenile alone in a cell) for discipline, other than a temporary response to a juvenile's behavior that presents harm to others, is prohibited. The bill removes possession and use of controlled substance as a disqualifying activity under federal welfare laws. Further, the prohibition from access to federal welfare benefits for drug-related offenses shall not apply to persons who, among other things, have completed a certified substance abuse treatment program. When awarding grants under the Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, the Department of Justice (DOJ) may give preference to states that have laws similar to this bill's provisions. DOJ shall establish and enforce procedures to ensure the prompt release of accurate records exchanged for employment-related purposes through the records system created by this bill.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 26, 2017

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1906/all-info

Sponsors

Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

10 sponsors: Elijah Cummings (D); John Conyers (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Lacy Clay (D); Barbara Lee (D); Karen Bass (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Mark Takano (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Apr 26 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Apr 24 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
House Apr 17 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
House Apr 5 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Apr 5 2017 Introduced in House
House Apr 5 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Apr 5 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Apr 5 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 13 2017 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

Comments On This Bill

We want you to speak your mind but please keep your comments 'family friendly'.