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Expanded “Clean Slate” Bill to Provide Second Chances for More Pennsylvanians Passes State Legislature With Bipartisan Support

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Worked with Senate Colleagues to Streamline Expungement Process for Pardoned Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG – “Clean Slate” criminal justice reform legislation that includes language proposed by Lt. Gov. Austin Davis to streamline the process for pardoned Pennsylvanians to clear their criminal records has passed the state Senate and is heading to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s […]

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Advancing Legislation to Improve Commutations Process

HARRISBURG – Lt. Gov. Austin Davis applauded the state House Judiciary Committee for moving forward today with House Speaker Joanna McClinton’s constitutional amendment to update the commutations process and require a majority vote of the Board of Pardons to recommend an application to the governor in cases of life sentences. “Pennsylvania should be a place for […]

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Backs House Speaker Joanna McClinton’s Legislation to Improve Commutations Process

HARRISBURG – As part of the Shapiro-Davis Administration’s commitment to making Pennsylvania a place for second chances, Lt. Gov. Austin Davis today endorsed House Speaker Joanna McClinton’s constitutional amendment to update the commutations process. “As chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, I have a huge responsibility resting on my shoulders,” said Lt. Gov. Davis. “These […]

Expanded “Clean Slate” Bill Moves Forward in State Senate to Provide Second Chances for More Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG – Legislation championed by Lt. Gov. Austin Davis to streamline the process for pardoned Pennsylvanians to clear their criminal records and realize a fresh start advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support today. “No matter what you look like, where you live or what political party you represent, most of us believe that […]

Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Updates and Expands Eligibility for “Expedited Review” Program for Pardon Applicants

HARRISBURG – In his role as Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Lt. Gov. Austin Davis is spearheading changes to the pardon application process that will make it more streamlined, allowing second chances to come sooner for applicants who have turned their lives around. “No matter what you look like or where you live, most […]