Legislation that could clear the felony records of some 95 thousand Kentuckians failed to pass out of committee yesterday. The measure would give individuals convicted of one felony the ability to seek expungement five years after serving their sentence, parole, or probation.

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow people convicted of low-level felonies to apply to remove them from their criminal records. The Monday vote was 78-19. The proposal would allow people to expunge felonies that carry sentences of one to five years in prison.