The DC Re-entry Facilitation Amendment Act of 2012 was introduced by DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson Mendelson at the Council’s Legislative Session on July 10. A public hearing on this Bill, B19-889, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:00am in Room 412 of the Wilson Building. Sign up to testify.
The proposed legislation B19-889 acts on CCE policy proposals and contains three components:
1. An employer liability protection provision,
2. A certificate of good standing program, and
3. Refinements to the DC Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2006.
CCE has been working to advance public discussion and updated policies based on best practices in other jurisdictions. After more than six years examining this issue, we published a groundbreaking report on employment among previously incarcerated persons in the District, Unlocking Employment Opportunity in 2011.
See CCE’s Unlocking Employment Opportunity for further information about employer liability and certificates of good standing; see Creating an Expungement Statute for the District of Columbia and the Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2006 for more information on record sealing in DC.
In addition, a hearing has been scheduled on the "Human Rights for Ex-Offenders Amendment Act of 2011," Bill 19-0017, for Friday, October 5, at 11:00am in Room 500 of the Wilson Building.