Criminal records; changes to provisions to sealing of records. (HB322)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

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

Description

Criminal records; sealing of records. Makes changes to the sealing provisions as they shall become effective pursuant to Chapters 524 and 542 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I, related to the types of offenses eligible to be sealed by petition. The bill limits such offenses eligible for sealing by petition to convictions for a Class 2, 3, or 4 misdemeanor and deferral and dismissals of misdemeanor offenses, Class 5 or 6 felonies, or felony larceny-related offenses. Under the related provisions as they shall become effective pursuant to Chapters 524 and 542, a person convicted of or who has had a charge deferred and dismissed for a misdemeanor offense, Class 5 or 6 felony, or felony larceny-related offense is eligible to petition to have such conviction or charge sealed. The bill also changes the provisions related to criminal penalties for disclosure of sealed records to require proof that such disclosure was done maliciously and intentionally and reduces the penalty for such violation to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under the related provisions as they shall become effective pursuant to Chapters 524 and 542, disclosure of such records done willfully is a Class 1 misdemeanor and disclosure done maliciously and intentionally is a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101250D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB322)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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