Police and court records; expungement. (SB608)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

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 for misdemeanors and certain felonies if he has been granted a simple pardon for the crime. The bill also allows a person to petition for an expungement of the police and court records relating to convictions of marijuana possession, underage alcohol or tobacco possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol, and for deferred disposition dismissals for possession of controlled substances or marijuana, underage alcohol or tobacco possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol, when all court costs, fines, and restitution have been paid, and five years have elapsed since the date of completion of all terms of sentencing and probation. 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. This bill incorporates SB 118 and SB 517. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103840D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/20/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Incorporates SB118 (Peake)
01/29/2020Incorporates SB517 (McDougle)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106735D-S1
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB608S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106735D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/11/2020Amendments by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB608ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20106735D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB608ES1)
03/03/2020Left in Courts of Justice