VA SB1303 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 6 2023 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-22 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Expungement and sealing of offenses resulting in a deferred and dismissed disposition or conviction by petition; defendant with a disorder or disability. Provides that a defendant with a disorder or disability, as defined in the bill, may file a petition that requests the sealing of the criminal history record information and court records of a Class 4 felony conviction or deferred and dismissed disposition. Under current law, Class 4 felony convictions or deferred and dismissed dispositions are ineligible to be sealed. The bill also provides that when a conviction or deferral and dismissal has been sealed, the defendant of such sealed record is a defendant with a disorder or disability, and the Governor granted the defendant a simple pardon for the commission of the crime or offense that was sealed, such conviction or deferral and dismissal shall be considered to be otherwise dismissed for purposes of expungement.

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Defendant with a disorder or disability; sealing of criminal history record information, etc.


Roll Calls

2023-02-17 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 22 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (10-Y 4-N) (Y: 10 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-02-22HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2023-02-17HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
2023-02-16HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2023-02-10HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-02-10HouseRead first time
2023-02-10HousePlaced on Calendar
2023-02-07SenateRead third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2023-02-06SenateRead second time and engrossed
2023-02-03SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2023-02-01SenateReported from Judiciary (10-Y 4-N)
2023-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2023-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104302D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192392.12(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.2:3(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments