Sealing of offenses; results in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition. (SB443)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition; defendant with a disorder or disability. Provides that a defendant with a disorder or disability, as defined in the bill, may file a petition that requests the sealing of the criminal history record information and court records of a Class 4 felony conviction or deferred and dismissed disposition. Under current law, Class 4 felony convictions or deferred and dismissed dispositions are ineligible to be sealed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103094D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB443)
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendment (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB443E
02/11/2022Printed as engrossed 22103094D-E
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB443E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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