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Cunningham Expresses Frustration with CV Weakening Expungement Legislation

Trenton – Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham issued the following statement today in response to the Governor’s proposed changes to her expungement reform legislation:

“For the past three years I have worked with a broad array of civil rights advocates and law enforcement officials to improve New Jersey’s expungement laws. As Americans and New Jerseyans, we believe in second chances.  I am disappointed with the Governor’s conditional veto. The proposed changes would significantly lessen the number of individuals who would be eligible for expungement. If expungement is a good step toward responsible citizenship, then we should be broadening the opportunity for people to expunge their records and to rejoin the work force. There has to come a time when we understand the importance of permitting people to have a second chance.”