Human trafficking victims; petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions, etc. (HB2778)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of human trafficking victims. Allows any person who was a human trafficking victim at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain crimes to petition the court to vacate such conviction and expunge the police and court records related to such conviction or to expunge the police and court records related to such charge. The bill provides that there is a rebuttable presumption that a person's participation in an offense was a result of having been a victim of human trafficking if there is official documentation, defined in the bill, of the petitioner's status as a victim of human trafficking at the time of the offense. Amends § 19.2-392.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19101748D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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