Marijuana possession, etc.; expungement of certain charges and convictions. (SB403)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offense occurred prior to the person's twenty-first birthday; all court costs, fines, and restitution have been paid; and five years have elapsed since the date of completion of all terms of sentencing and probation. The bill provides that any person seeking expungement of a marijuana possession or alcohol-related charge shall be assessed a $150 fee, which shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Department of State Police. The provisions of the bill are contingent upon funding in a general appropriation act. This bill incorporates SB 645. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100739D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Committee substitute printed 18105373D-S1
01/17/2018Incorporates SB645 (McPike)
01/17/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB403S1)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106893D-S2
02/07/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Passed by for the day
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB403S2)
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105373D-S1
02/12/2018Committee substitute rejected 18106893D-S2
02/12/2018Floor substitute printed 18107007D-S3 (McDougle)
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Substitute by Senator McDougle agreed to 18107007D-S3
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB403S3
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB403S3)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018Left in Courts of Justice