(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley (D-Union), Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) and Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement today regarding the future of their expungement legislation (A-4498):
“An opportunity for a clean slate for someone who has committed minor offenses is the best thing we can do to enable them to seize the opportunities life presents them.
“I remain firmly committed to moving this bill alongside legislation concerning the legalization of adult-use cannabis. It is critically important to correct the wrongs of the past as we now look forward to the future of adult-use cannabis in New Jersey.
“Expanding definitions and creating a process for residents to clear their name and their record has to be a part of, a critical part of, cannabis regulation.”