House Bill 171
150th General Assembly (Present)
House Judiciary 6/3/19
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION.
This bill creates certificates of rehabilitation, an essential resource states can offer to support reentry, and promote public safety, by lifting statutory bars to jobs, licenses or other necessities such as housing that result from a conviction history. Certificates may be used to provide a way for qualified people with criminal records to demonstrate rehabilitation or a commitment to rehabilitation. At least six states currently have laws authorizing certificates of rehabilitation or other similar means of removing legal barriers arising from a criminal record separate and apart from seeking a governor pardon. This bill creates certificates of rehabilitation to restore the rights of people with criminal records who have paid their debt to society.
Takes effect upon being signed into law