Criminal records; establishes a process for automatic expungement for certain convictions, report. (SB1372)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automatic expungement of criminal records. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. The bill also provides a process for the automatic expungement of criminal records for charges arising from mistaken identity or the unauthorized use of identifying information. The bill has staggered delayed effective dates in order to develop systems for implementing the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


02/01/2021: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102017D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/14/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1372)
01/26/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Expungement
01/28/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1372)
01/30/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1372)
02/01/2021Incorporated by Judiciary (SB1339-Surovell) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)