Although I don't know if this bill will help me or not since one of my two misdemeanors was punishable by up to a year in jail, I sincerely hope this bill passes. Even with a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, I have been unable to find a job because of my record that happened almost ten years ago. I would like nothing more than to have the opportunity to provide a decent life for my children who, I feel, are also being punished by my mistakes by being forced to live in poverty. When someone crashes their car or defaults on a credit card, these incidents are erased after five to seven years so they can learn from their mistakes and start fresh again. Shouldn't the same opportunity be given to non-violent and non-sexual offenders? Otherwise, everyone convicted of a crime, no matter how small, is serving a life sentence.