Summary of the Public Safety Act of 2007 *click to download*

The Public Safety Act of 2007 - H.B. #1416 (full text) *click to download*

The Public Safety Act of 2007 (House Bill #1416)

The Public Safety Act (PSA) Will Update the CORI & Re-Entry Systems In Order to Promote Public Safety, Reduce Recidivism and Increase Employment of Ex-Offenders.
Short Summary of the Public Safety Act (PSA)

*Implements “anti-discrimination” guidelines for employers who use the CORI

*Removes not guilty and dismissed cases from the CORI

*Allows those who have not re-offended to seal old misdemeanor cases after 3 years and old felony records after 7 years

*Requires employers to be trained on how to read a CORI

The Public Safety Act is sponsored by Representative Michael Festa.

Original co-sponsors include Representatives: Gloria Fox, Marie St. Fleur, Byron Rushing, Benjamin Swan, Linda Dorcena Forry, David Paul Linsky, Alice Wolf, Christopher Donelan, Anthony Verga, Stephen DiNatale, Denise Provost, Douglas Petersen, Cory Atkins, Elizabeth Malia, Kay Khan, John D. Keenan, Carl Sciortino, Jr., William Brownsberger, Alice Hanlon Peisch, Steven D’Amico and Senator Patricia Jehlen

Organizational Sponsors: Boston Workers Alliance, Cambridge Continuum of Care, City Mission Society, Community Change Inc, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, Episcopal City Mission, Ex Prisoner and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA), Families Against Mandatory Minimums, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Juvenile Justice Center, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Massachusetts Alliance to Reform CORI (MARC), Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - MA, National Association of Social Workers - MA, Neighbor to Neighbor, New England Policy Advocates, Partakers Inc., Union of Minority Neighborhoods, United Auto Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers