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Senate Bill 0481


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Senate Bill 0481

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The second chance program. Allows a county or a combination of counties to establish a community corrections program called the second chance program. Requires the program to provide: (1) drug treatment; (2) education; and (3) job training; to nonviolent, nonrepeat drug offenders. Allows a drug offender who successfully completes the second chance program to petition a court with criminal jurisdiction to expunge the records relating to the offender's drug conviction. Provides that the drug offender is not eligible to petition for the expungement unless at least five years have elapsed since the date the offender was convicted of the drug offense. Requires the court to expunge the records if the court finds the following: (1) That the drug offender successfully completed the second chance program. (2) That the drug offender has refrained from the illegal use of controlled substances since the date the person was convicted of the drug offense. (3) That the drug offender has not been convicted of any offense since the date the person was convicted of the drug offense. Provides procedures for the expungement of the records. Makes a conforming amendment.
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     In Committee - first House
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