– The latest effort made by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) to break down barriers that prevent many Pennsylvanians from becoming gainfully employed is a success thanks to yesterday’s signing into law of House Bill 440
by Gov. Tom Wolf.
“The Clean Slate Law of 2018, which I authored, was unfortunately a mere first step in the process for my General Assembly colleagues and I,” said Delozier, who also serves as majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee. “I’m looking forward to resuming these bipartisan efforts in support of impacted men and women who are willing and eager to return to our communities.”
House Bill 440, now Act 83 of 2020, will expunge the criminal history record of individuals who have been unconditionally pardoned or fully acquitted following a trial. The legislation was supported overwhelmingly throughout the legislative process by members on both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate.
“We’re talking about a piece of legislation that augments the Clean Slate Law, which prevents employers and landlords from using criminal cases against potential employees and tenants by removing those cases from public view,” Delozier added. “Act 83 eliminates one more hurdle for these individuals to have to clear in their attempt to return to society.”
Questions about this or any state government issue should be directed to Delozier’s district office at 717-761-4665.
Representative Sheryl Delozier
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little
717.260.6137 (office), 717.497.5967 (cell)