Police and court records; expungement of records, absolute pardon. (HB2278)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


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 that 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 the Secretary of the Commonwealth to forward a copy of any absolute pardon to the circuit court where the person was convicted of the crime for which the absolute pardon was granted. Amends § 19.2-392.2, § 2.2-402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100183D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2278)

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