Convictions, certain, and police and court records; petition for reclassification or expungement. (HB647)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Petition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense since the conviction of such person to file a petition requesting (a) expungement of the police records and the court records relating to any misdemeanor or felony charge that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (b) reclassification of the police records and the court records relating to a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense. The bill requires the court to enter an order reclassifying the offense, in the case of a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense, or requiring the expungement of the police and court records of an offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful, if the court finds that the offense for which the person was convicted has since been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful, or has been statutorily reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor offense. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100841D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB647)
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice

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