“Michigan’s existing expungement process traps Michiganders in a never-ending cycle of punishment and creates barriers to reintegration into society. This results in needless barriers for Michiganders with past criminal convictions when trying to find housing and employment, putting them at a higher risk for homelessness and recidivism. Now, with the passage of these new laws, we can help our fellow citizens who are trying to rebuild their lives and put an end to the endless cycle that trapped them. I am so proud to have been a part of this process and I know this legislation will help thousands get their lives and their loved ones back.”

Bills in the package include: House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 sponsored by state Reps. LaGrand, Leutheuser, Meerman, Gay-Dagnogo, Wendzel, Rabhi, and Robinson.