For up to 400,000 Delawareans living with a record, life comes with barriers to housing, employment, education, credit, and more. People living with records are half as likely as other jobseekers to get a callback from an employer. These roadblocks can be detrimental to a person’s ability to be a fully contributing member of society — which often leads to a continuum of incarceration and poverty.

SB 112 expands eligibility for expungement, allowing more Delawareans living with records to receive a second chance and participate fully in social and civic community life.

Sponsors

Sen. Darius Brown (SD 2), Rep. Sean Lynn (RD 31), Rep. Valerie Longhurst (RD 15), Rep. Franklin Cooke (RD 16), Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha (RD 1), Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker (RD 3)

Status

Passed both chambers

Session

151st General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support