GJP is advocating for some revisions to the recently passed record restriction law that will clarify certain provisions and effectuate the law’s intent. This bill, sponsored by Representative Jay Neal, is HB271: Clarifying and Effectuating the Intent of the New Record Restriction Law (Expungement) from HB1176. Download a complete HB-271 Fact Sheet here.
We are also working to revise the First Offender Act (Georgia’s “second chance law”) so that first offenders are afforded the protections that were originally intended when the Act was passed, such that they are able to move forward with their lives. For more about First Offender issues, click here.