MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - A legislative bill still on the governor's desk is already drawing inquiries about getting criminal records cleared.
The Commercial Appeal reported the bill was expected to become law July 1. Gov. Bill Haslam's office has given no indication that Haslam would veto it.
Under provisions of the bill, Tennessee residents convicted of single nonviolent crime in specific categories could have their records wiped for a $350 fee. They would have to have paid all restitution and penalties and had no other charges for five years.
Memphis state Rep. Karen Camper and state Sen. Reginald Tate - Democrat from Memphis- sponsored the measure.
Camper aide Rob Clark said the bill is aimed at people who have violated only once and want to clear their record.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com