Criminal records; sealing of records. (SB543)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal records; sealing of records; repeal. Repeals provisions not yet effective allowing for the automatic and petition-based sealing of police and court records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle prossed or otherwise dismissed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103152D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/26/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on 01/28/2022. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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