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SB 644: Sealing and Destroying Certain Criminal Records


Sealing and Destroying Certain Criminal Records; Creating a procedure by which a person may seek a court order to seal and destroy an arrest record if the person is determined to be factually innocent of any charge arising out of the arrest; requiring that a petition for relief be heard within a certain time; authorizing the court, under certain circumstances, to grant relief to a petitioner in a case in which an accusatory pleading has been filed; authorizing a person, under certain circumstances, to file for relief if there is no conviction; requiring that the Department of Law Enforcement furnish forms to be used by persons applying for the destruction of their arrest records or for the written declaration that they are factually innocent; authorizing the court to open a sealed record in a civil procedure under certain circumstances; limiting the persons who have access to the sealed arrest records, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/24/2011 Senate • Filed
11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget
11/18/2011 Senate • References corrected to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 55
• Now in Criminal Justice
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 55
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice