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Fresh Start Act (SB 1106)

Senate Bill 1106 was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener. This bill prevents restitution from acting as a barrier to criminal record relief like expungement or record sealing. Expungement or sealing criminal records increases access to employment, education, housing and other social services which support successful re-entry. In the future, we will tackle other areas related to restitution, like ending collateral consequences for people who owe restitution, CDCR garnishment, and finding other ways to provide compensation for crime survivors.

Co-Sponsors for SB 1106 include: ACLU California Action, All of Us or None, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Californians for Safety and Justice Community Healers Network Debt Collective, East Bay Community Law Center Freedom 4 Youth, Initiate Justice, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Justice2Jobs Coalition, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Root and Rebound, San Francisco Financial Justice Project United CORE Alliance, Western Center on Law and Poverty  

Status: Signed into law, 9/29/2022