February 09, 2016

One good, one not so much

I'm not holding out a  lot of hope for good things to come out of this year's WV legislative session, but one that I'd really like to see cross the finish line is the Second Chance for Employment Act.
This would allow one time, nonviolent, nonsexual offenders to petition the courts after 5 years to have their records expunged. There's at least some bipartisan support for it in both chambers. I was glad to see that the conservative Charleston Daily Mail came out in support of it yesterday.

I can say much nice about another bill under consideration, to wit the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which many believe is a licence to discriminate. You can read what some legislators think about it here. A friend of mine who is a retired Episcopal priest had this to say about it.

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