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Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill: “The Clean Slate bill helps us accomplish something I have worked hard to do since I took office, make our criminal justice system fairer, more equitable, and more focused on rehabilitation,” Governor Wolf said. “Passage of the Clean Slate law allows for many people to move on with their lives with greater chances for success. This means better career, housing and education options. “I thank the General Assembly for its bi-partisan efforts to pass this important piece of legislation that will help Pennsylvanians. It’s another step in the right direction to reform the state’s criminal justice system and allow people the opportunity to succeed. I look forward to signing this bill into law.” HB1419 provides those with low-level, non-violent criminal records a mechanism to have their record sealed from public view.Nearly 3 million Pennsylvanians of working age are estimated to have criminal records with many that are only minor. The legislation proposes the following structure for sealing records: Nonviolent Misdemeanor Convictions – Sealing would occur after an individual has remained crime-free for 10 years.Non-Conviction Records – Sealing would be done as a matter of course, given that the presumption of innocence is one of the bedrocks of the American criminal justice system. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 22, 2018 Governor Wolf Applauds Passage of Clean Slate Legislation
The Batesville JV Lady Bulldogs defeated the Greensburg Pirates with a final score of 9-0.Taylor Rowlett led the team with 3 goals. Also scoring for the Bulldogs was Anna Kick, Kelsey Huffner, Molly Wintz, Kristin Covert, Baylee Rohlfing, and Audrey Weigel. The defense has stayed consistently strong by recording a shutout in every game. The bulldogs will face the South Dearborn Knights on Tuesday.The Varsity team defeated the Lady Pirates 4-2 in a EIAC battle.The Lady Bulldogs found themselves down 2-0 at halftime after being outworked by the Lady Pirates. “The upperclassmen really stepped up and showed a lot of effort, heart, and drive to bring us back in this game tonight.” Emily Rose got the scoring started in the second half with a goal only 3 minutes into the 2nd half. Mary Elizabeth Elkins scored quickly after that to even up the score at 2-2. Both Rose and Elkins would go on to add their second goal of the game en route to defeated Greensburg 4-2.“This was a good situation for us to be in early in the season to see what we were made of. Being down 2-0 at half was a good mental test for us to have the fight to get back into this game.” Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.The Lady Bulldogs travel to South Dearborn Tuesday for their 3rd EIAC match of the season.Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.