VA HB293 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB293


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Introduced on December 30 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-12-04 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Expungement of police and court records; nolle prosequi taken or acquittal. Provides that a court that takes a nolle prosequi or enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminal charge shall, upon motion of the person, enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge. Currently, such a person may file a separate petition for the expungement of such records; however, except in certain cases involving misdemeanor charges, the person is not entitled to an order of expungement, and the court hearing the petition must find that the continued existence and possible dissemination of such records causes or may cause circumstances that constitute a manifest injustice to such person before such an order will be entered.

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Police and court records; expungement of records.



2020-12-04HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2020-01-31HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2019-12-30HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-12-30HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102010D

Same As/Similar To

HB293 (Carry Over) 2020-01-31 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192392.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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