Victory! This justice reform bill was signed into law.

Kentucky must uphold the principle of "innocent until proven guilty." HB327 would automatically expunge criminal charges from a person's record if the person is acquitted or the charges are dismissed with prejudice. No person should have criminal charges follow them when they are never convicted of doing anything wrong.

Bill Movement:

  • Introduced: 1/24/20
  • Passed House Committee: 2/5/20
  • Passed House: 2/10/20 (Vote: 91-0)
  • Accepted by Senate: 2/11/20
  • Passed Senate Committee: 3/12/20
  • Passed Senate with Changes: 3/18/20 (Vote: 26-5)
  • Returned to House with Changes: 3/19/20
  • Passed in House with Changes: 3/19/20 (Vote: 83-0)
  • Sent to Governor: 3/19/20
  • Signed into Law: 3/27/20



Signed by governor


2020 General Assembly

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