Police and court records; expungement of certain misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. (HB476)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of certain misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the conviction if such person (i) has been free from any term of incarceration, probation, or postrelease supervision imposed as a result of such conviction for (a) at least three years for a misdemeanor conviction and (b) at least five years for a felony conviction; (ii) has no outstanding costs, fines, or restitution; and (iii) has no pending criminal proceeding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101527D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB476)
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice