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H.R.1529 Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 27, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • 97% of users support H.R.1529

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    97% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.1529.
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    • On March 21, 2009, by CamWall - This bill makes sense. No taxpayer expense, puts people back to work, gives people incentive to become productive. Should reduce recidivism and unemployment.

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      As noted by CamWall, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 21, 2009, "This bill makes sense. No taxpayer expense, puts people back to work, gives people incentive to become productive. Should reduce recidivism and unemployment."
    • On April 08, 2009, by HaveMercy2 - Dear Representative - Please lend your support to H.R. 1529 - The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 [HR 1529] which would permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent criminal offenses. Without the possibility of expungement, first time offenders are doomed to a life of menial employment, government dependency or recidivism. Expungement as a legal remedy offers hope to those without access to decent employment. Supporting H.R. 1529 The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 - hope gives incentive for rehabilitation and for becoming a productive member of society making positive economic gives incentive for rehabilitation and becoming a productive member of society making positive economic and social contributions. They have also acquired marketable skills only to find out they cannot receive gainful employment because of their Expungement will enable certain ex-offenders to seek and find employment, and will reduce the amount of tax dollars spent on welfare.

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      As noted by HaveMercy2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 08, 2009, "Dear Representative - Please lend your support to H.R. 1529 - The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 [HR 1529] which would permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent criminal offenses. Without the possibility of expungement, first time offenders are doomed to a life of menial employment, government dependency or recidivism. Expungement as a legal remedy offers hope to those without access to decent employment. Supporting H.R. 1529 The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 - hope gives incentive for rehabilitation and for becoming a productive member of society making positive economic gives incentive for rehabilitation and becoming a productive member of society making positive economic and social contributions. They have also acquired marketable skills only to find out they cannot receive gainful employment because of their Expungement will enable certain ex-offenders to seek and find employment, and will reduce the amount of tax dollars spent on welfare. "
    • On April 13, 2009, by mmiranda1785 - House Judiciary Committee: H.R.1529 The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 -Please, do not let this bill die this session like in 2003 H.R. 1434; 2005 H.R. 662; 2007 H.R. 623. Due to current Federal Policy, First Time, Non-Violent Offenders whom have paid their time and full restitution; must spend the REST OF THEIR LIVES bearing the stigma of a Federal Felony. This is not Justice, when the offender has PAID HIS FULL DEBT TO SOCIETY. -Without the possibility of expungment of the records, offenders are doomed to a life of menial employment and a cycle of poverty and recidivism. -This bill will not cost taxpayers any money but will add thousands of new taxpayers to the system; it gives incentive for people who have made a mistake and paid their dues to obey the law and contribute to society; what good does it do to get a degree and not be able to get a good job. -The existing system just encourages people to give up. -PLEASE, PASS THIS BILL. -THIS BILL IS HUMANE.

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      As noted by mmiranda1785, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 13, 2009, "House Judiciary Committee: H.R.1529 The Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 -Please, do not let this bill die this session like in 2003 H.R. 1434; 2005 H.R. 662; 2007 H.R. 623. Due to current Federal Policy, First Time, Non-Violent Offenders whom have paid their time and full restitution; must spend the REST OF THEIR LIVES bearing the stigma of a Federal Felony. This is not Justice, when the offender has PAID HIS FULL DEBT TO SOCIETY. -Without the possibility of expungment of the records, offenders are doomed to a life of menial employment and a cycle of poverty and recidivism. -This bill will not cost taxpayers any money but will add thousands of new taxpayers to the system; it gives incentive for people who have made a mistake and paid their dues to obey the law and contribute to society; what good does it do to get a degree and not be able to get a good job. -The existing system just encourages people to give up. -PLEASE, PASS THIS BILL. -THIS BILL IS HUMANE."

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      As noted by SPORT GUYS VIEWS on January 03, 2011, "But back to Bagwell, he is a lifetime .297 hitter with 449 HR's, 1529 RBI's and 1517 runs scored. He won the Rookie of the Year in 1991, and was the NL MVP in 1994. His numbers would have been even better but his career was shortened ..." (http://sportguysviews.com/?p=351)
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      As noted by The World of Sports on December 31, 2010, "Jeff Bagwell- (Astros) (.297/.408/.540, 449 HR, 1529 RBI, 2314 H, 202 SB) Jeff Bagwell was born on the same day as Frank Thomas, and performed very similar to him, including a 1994 MVP award. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1991 and ..." (http://www.ussportszone.com/mlb/chicago-white-sox/kenwos-corner-hall-of-fame-edition)

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