Convictions & deferred disposition dismissals; person allowed to petition for expungement, etc. (HB1168)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Expungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for simple larceny or concealment of goods or merchandise when the offense occurred prior to the person's twenty-first birthday and five years have elapsed since the date of completion of all terms of sentencing and probation. Amends § 19.2-392.2, § 19.2-392.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103403D
01/14/2016Committee
01/14/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103403D
01/14/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. Expungement offers offenders a second chance at life by removing old convictions from the public record. Youthful indiscretions are common but can have a lasting impact. Technology has made it easier to find criminal records online, exacerbating the consequences of criminal convictions. We also know that finding suitable employment reduces the likelihood that ex-offenders will commit new crimes. Expungement gives ex-offenders a better chance to find a job. The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that gives ex-offenders a second chance.

ACLU-VA Legislative Agenda, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. Expungement offers offenders a second chance at life by removing old convictions from the public record. Youthful indiscretions are common but can have a lasting impact. Technology has made it easier to find criminal records online, exacerbating the consequences of criminal convictions. We also know that finding suitable employment reduces the likelihood that ex-offenders will commit new crimes. Expungement gives ex-offenders a better chance to find a job. The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that gives ex-offenders a second chance.