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Hogan backs Second Chance bill to help ex-offenders

By Michael Dresser

Gov. Larry Hogan has thrown his support behind legislation that would help offenders with nonviolent offenses on their criminal records to shield that information from prospective employers if they stay out of trouble for three years after completing their sentences.

Hogan’s office announced Thursday that the Republican governor would sign the Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015, which has passed the Senate and is pending in the House of Delegates. It is one of several bills moving through the General Assembly that seek to make it easier for ex-offenders to rejoin society.

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