Police and court records; expungement of records, absolute pardon. (HB141)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; absolute pardon. Provides for the automatic expungement of the police and court records relating to a person's conviction if he has been granted an absolute pardon for a crime he did not commit. Under current law, the person granted the absolute pardon must petition the court for an order of expungement. The bill requires that the Secretary of the Commonwealth forward a copy of any absolute pardon to the circuit court where the person was convicted of the crime for which the pardon was granted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101348D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB141)
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice