Criminal records; establishes a process for automatic expungement, etc., report. (HB2113)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from 31 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sealing of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The bill also allows a person to petition for the sealing of police and court records relating to certain convictions. The bill has staggered delayed effective dates in order to develop systems for implementing the provisions of the bill. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission and is identical to SB 1339. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102655D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103298D-H1
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/28/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2113)
01/28/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2113H1)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103933D-H2
02/01/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2113H2)
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2113H2)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee on Courts of Justice substitute rejected 21103298D-H1
02/02/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21103933D-H2
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2113H2
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (60-Y 39-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200347D-S1
02/17/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2113S1)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2113S1)
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Passed by temporarily
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200347D-S1
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2113S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 14-N)
02/25/2021Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200347D-S1 (59-Y 39-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 39-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2113ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2113ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
03/31/2021Governor's substitute printed 21200869D-H3
04/02/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2113H3)
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (60-Y 40-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (60-Y 40-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 17-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2113ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 542 (effective - see bill)