Police and court records; expungement of records if granted a simple pardon for the crime. (HB50)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; pardons. Allows a person to petition for the expungement of the police and court records relating to such person's conviction if he has been granted a simple pardon for the crime. Under current law, police and court records relating to convictions are only expunged if a person received an absolute pardon for a crime he did not commit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/25/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100979D
11/25/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB50)
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice

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