January 6, 2016 3:48pm
GLI, Kentucky Chamber and Commerce Lexington hosting news conference in support of felony expungement legislation
To help address Kentucky’s qualified workforce shortage, the Kentucky Chamber, along with Commerce Lexington and Greater Louisville Inc., support legislation to provide work opportunities for individuals who are currently limited by a single past mistake. Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson, along with Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick and Greater Louisville Inc. Senior Vice President Sarah Davasher Wisdom, will discuss the legislation in a news conference in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Legislation to allow individuals charged with a single, non-violent Class D Felony to have their record expunged, would responsibly reduce some obstacles that currently limit businesses’ access to over 94,000 Kentuckians who could be eligible for expungement.
Expungement of felony convictions, once certain conditions are met, enables former offenders to be more productive citizens, pay taxes and meet family obligations as it helps them obtain and maintain employment. Representatives Darryl Owens and David Floyd will be on hand to discuss the legislation.