Police and court records; person convicted of certain offenses, expungement of records. (HB91)

Introduced By

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

Progress

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

Description

Expungement of police and court records. Allows a person convicted of certain offenses, or charged with such offenses which charges were deferred and dismissed, who was under 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and who has successfully completed all terms of probation to file a petition for expungement after at least seven years have passed since (i) the date of dismissal of the charge; (ii) the date of conviction, if no active sentence of incarceration was imposed; or (iii) the date of completion of an active sentence of incarceration, if an active term of incarceration was imposed as a result of the conviction. Any conviction that is expunged will be considered a prior conviction for purposes of prosecution of any subsequent offense for which the prior conviction statutorily enhances punishment. Convictions for violent felony offenses and offenses for which registration with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required are not eligible for expungement under the bill. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/10/2019Committee
12/10/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102579D
12/10/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice