Victim of human trafficking; petition for vacatur/expungement of convictions & police/court records. (HB268)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

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 victims of human trafficking. Allows any person who was a victim of human trafficking 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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Committee
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103429D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB268)
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice

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