Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester has filed Senate Bill 298, which would ease barriers for individuals seeking to re-enter society after serving time and/or paying fines for certain criminal offenses.
Kentucky Smart on Crime applauds the Senate’s leadership on this issue and looks forward to continuing to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that enhances public safety, saves taxpayer dollars, strengthens Kentucky’s workforce and helps former offenders successfully re-enter society.
Kentucky Smart on Crime is dedicated to finding common ground on modernizing our criminal justice system. These proposals provide us with a chance to make reentry more successful for thousands of Kentuckians.
The Kentucky Smart on Crime coalition consists of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, ACLU of Kentucky, Catholic Conference of Kentucky, Kentucky Council of Churches, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy and Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.