NewsLocal News


Michigan House to receive new bill to improve expungement laws

Posted at 4:48 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 05:13:53-04

LANSING, Mich. — A bipartisan plan proposing to improve Michigan's current expungement laws is expected to be formally introduced in the Michigan House this week.

The new legislative package would expand the number of people who can qualify for expungement, give certain offenders automatic expungement, depending on what they were convicted of, and allow people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition for those to be set aside.

The package would also allow for some traffic offenses to be removed and shorten the period for people to apply to have certain offenses expunged.

Representative Eric Leuthuser said the main goal of these new laws is to make the process as simple as possible for people who have proven they deserve a second chance.

Want to see more local news ? Visit the FOX47News Website.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Appleand Android


Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook