DE SB38 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Passed on November 8 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-11-08 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [HTML]


In 2019, the 150th General Assembly enacted Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 37, which reformed the adult expungement process in this State. After a year of implementing this new expungement process, Senate Bill No. 38 was introduced to make changes to clarify language or increase the efficiency of the process.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Expungement Of Records Of Adult Arrest And Conviction.


Roll Calls

2021-04-29 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-16 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-11-08 Signed by Governor
2021-04-29 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2021-04-23 Suspension of Rules in House
2021-04-20 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
2021-03-17 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
2021-03-16 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2021-03-10 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2021-03-04 Adopted in lieu of the original bill SB 38, and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

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