I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Phyllis Coley and Spectacular Magazine for hosting another successful Juneteenth Celebration. This year’s event was sponsored by Go Durham, Duke Energy, as well as Americans for Prosperity. As always, the turnout was terrific, and vendors were offering virtually anything that one could hope for, particularly on a warm, sunny afternoon. I was asked to speak on the Second Chance Act which is a bill which I have sponsored with Senators Danny Britt and Warren Daniel which will provide more significant opportunities for people to obtain expunctions of charges brought against them which are dismissed or where they are found not guilty. This bill has passed the Senate, and soon it will be voted on by the NC House. The bill will also provide much-needed relief for those who have paid their debt to society either by serving time in jail and/or paying restitution to give them a second chance to obtain jobs, housing, and even student loans.
If you’d like more information about the Second Chance Act, then please feel free to contact my Senate Office.