Concerns over domestic violence prompt proposed changes to annulment bill
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Authors of a bill originally intended to expedite the process of clearing the criminal records of young offenders and victims of PTSD proposed an amendment Thursday that refocuses the legislation on first-time, low-level drug offenders.
The changes were proposed after advocates raised concerns about Senate Bill 311, which they say put victims of sex crimes and domestic violence at risk. In some cases, the bill cut in half the time that individuals charged with domestic violence and charges like indecent exposure would have to live with those crimes on their records.