VA HB320 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB320

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 31 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-31 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Petition for reclassification or expungement of certain convictions and police and court records. Allows a person who has been convicted of (i) a felony or misdemeanor offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (ii) a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense since the conviction of such person to file a petition requesting (a) expungement of the police records and the court records relating to any misdemeanor or felony charge that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful or (b) reclassification of the police records and the court records relating to a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense. The bill requires the court to enter an order reclassifying the offense, in the case of a felony offense that has been statutorily reduced to a misdemeanor offense, or requiring the expungement of the police and court records of an offense that has been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful, if the court finds that the offense for which the person was convicted has since been decriminalized or otherwise made lawful, or has been statutorily reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor offense.

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Title

Convictions, certain, and police and court records; petition for reclassification or expungement.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-31HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2019-12-31HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-12-31HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101963D

Same As/Similar To

HB320 (Carry Over) 2020-01-31 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192392.2:1(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.4(n/a)See Bill Text
91134(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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