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Meeting of Special Committee Focusing on CCAP

The Special Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents met this past Thursday, Nov. 4th. The video and audio of this meeting are available via Wisconsin Eye. Memorandum, reports and documents mentioned during the meeting are available on the Special Committee's page on the Legislative Council's website.

The Chair, Rep. Kelda Helen Roys, recommends that the Committee ask their Legislative Council attorneys draft an options memo to look at areas there seems to be some consensus: time limits on records, expunctions, and whether expungements should be considered a conviction for purposes of filling out employment applications.

Other speakers:

  • Director of State Courts, John Voelker first speaks at minute 9:03 of the video.
  • Attorney Tim Costello, Krukowski & Costello. Discusses employment discrimination law at minute 25:35 of video
  • Ken Barbeau, Director of Community Programs and Services, Housing Authority, City of Milwaukee. Speaking from the landlord perspective and necessity of tenant screening at minute 01:12:00 of video
  • Lahny Silva, Attorney and Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin Law School. Speaks about consequences of conviction at minute 01:5300 of video

by Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin Government Relations Chair, Amy Crowder


I hope they make expunctions stricter but more effective.
Ins some places expunctions really mean nothing at all. They just get your money.

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