Criminal history information; prohibits sale of person's conviction when record is expunged. (HB679)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful sale of criminal history information.  Provides that the sale or offer for sale of the criminal history information of a person pertaining to a charge or conviction of a criminal offense after the arrest and charge history for that offense has been expunged pursuant to Title 16.1 or 19.2 by a seller or offeror who knows or has reason to know that the information has been expunged is a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100805D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB679)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Commerce and Labor
11/29/2012Left in Commerce and Labor


Stephen writes:

This would never stand up to a court challenge, Once a record hits the public, it will always be public no matter how hard a person in public office tries to hide it.