VA HB2778 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions and police and court records of human trafficking victims. Allows any person who was a human trafficking victim at the time of an offense that led to a criminal charge or conviction of certain crimes to petition the court to vacate such conviction and expunge the police and court records related to such conviction or to expunge the police and court records related to such charge. The bill provides that there is a rebuttable presumption that a person's participation in an offense was a result of having been a victim of human trafficking if there is official documentation, defined in the bill, of the petitioner's status as a victim of human trafficking at the time of the offense.

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Human trafficking victims; petition for vacatur and expungement of convictions, etc.


Roll Calls

2019-01-30 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-30HouseSubcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
2019-01-29HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-01-18HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-18HousePresented and ordered printed 19101748D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192392.2:1(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.4(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments