Police and court records; expungement of records. (SB194)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

Expungement of police and court records. Provides that a court that enters a nolle prosequi for a criminal charge shall, upon motion of the person charged, enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge. The bill also provides that a person whose charge is expunged because a nolle prosequi is taken or the charge is dismissed because the person arrested or charged was not the person named in the summons, warrant, indictment, or presentment shall not be required to pay any costs associated with the expungement. Read the Bill »

Status

02/03/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/04/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102034D
01/04/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16105104D-S1
02/03/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)