Quinn Signs Bills to Help Ex-Offenders Get Jobs
The Chicago Democrat says the measures also will give judges and prosecutors more options for sentencing non-violent criminals. One measure increases a tax credit for employers who hire qualified ex-offenders to $1,500 per employee. It previously was capped at $600. Another bill creates a "second-chance probation" option for non-violent offenders. It allows a conviction to be cleared from a person's record after successful completion of at least two years of probation. The other legislation streamlines the process for having criminal records sealed or expunged.
Quinn signed the bills Saturday at a church on Chicago's South Side.
The bills are SB1659, HB3010 and HB2470.
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