Certificate of relief from collateral criminal consequences. (SB318)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Certificate of relief from collateral criminal consequences. Creates a procedure whereby a person who has been convicted of certain crimes can petition the court for a certificate of relief that will remove collateral consequences of the conviction. Persons cannot petition for relief for violent crimes nor for crimes for which registration on the sex offender registry is required, must wait 12 months after the completion of all terms of sentencing and probation, and must not have any pending criminal charges. The court may limit the effect of the certificate of relief and it can be revoked if the person is subsequently convicted of a crime. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100949D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB635 and SB341.

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.

ATA writes:

This is a great bill please everyone support this and give people a chance to get their lives back on track!

ATA writes:

This is a great bill so please support it and give people the opportunity to get their lives back on track!

ATA writes:

This is a great bill so please support it and give people the opportunity to get their lives back on track!!!