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SB 1972: Expunction and Sealing of Judicial Records


Expunction and Sealing of Judicial Records; Providing for sealing of a petition for a domestic violence injunction and related documents if the petition was withdrawn or dismissed, or if there was a ruling in favor of the respondent; exempting expunctions sought for cases dismissed or nolle prosequi or that resulted in an acquittal from the limit on the number of expunctions that may be sought; expanding an exception to an eligibility requirement for expunction of a criminal history record to allow expunction for an offense committed when the person was a minor, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 220
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 220
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/15/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/15/2021 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 247
3/16/2021 Senate • Now in Criminal Justice
3/18/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/23/21, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/23/2021 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 312
3/24/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Rules