In the spring of 2019, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill 57 which now permits the expungement of hundreds of other Class D felony offenses that were previously barred from expungement. The new law went into effect on June 27, 2019. ineligible for expungement.
Now 126,000 felony offenders are eligible to expunge their felony record. These individuals committed nonviolent offenses and paid their debt to society but are still prohibited by law from enjoying the benefits of our society. With the passage of House Bill 40 and now Senate Bill 57 126,000 Kentuckians can now vote, attend school functions with their children, secure jobs that require licenses for skilled positions such as barbers, HVAC, electricians, plumbers. They can hunt with their children and friends and now volunteer in our community.
Senate Bill 57 specifically prohibits the expungement of Felony DUI offenses KRS 189.010, Felony assault of family member or member of an unmarried couple KRS 508.032; breach of public office, sex offenses, an offense committed against a child, and those violent offenses that resulted in serious bodily injury or death.