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Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Expungement issues. Provides that if a court reduces a Class D or Level 6 felony to a misdemeanor, the five-year waiting period for expungement begins on the date of the felony conviction and not on the date the felony was converted to a misdemeanor. Establishes a procedure for the automatic expungement of a petition for a protection order if the petition was denied, and conforms the automatic expungement provisions to existing civil protection order expungement provisions. Requires companies that provide background checks to periodically review their records and remove records relating to expunged protection orders (in the same manner as Expungement issues. Provides that if a court reduces a Class D or Level 6 felony to a misdemeanor, the five-year waiting period for expungement begins on the date of the felony conviction and not on the date the felony was converted to a misdemeanor. Establishes a procedure for the automatic expungement of a petition for a protection order if the petition was denied, and conforms the automatic expungement provisions to existing civil protection order expungement provisions. Requires companies that provide background checks to periodically review their records and remove records relating to expunged protection orders (in the same manner as expunged convictions are removed). Provides that, if a person whose records have been expunged seeks employment with a law enforcement agency, the law enforcement agency may: (1) inquire about the person's expunged records; and (2) refuse to employ the person. Specifies the procedure to expunge records of a collateral action entered in a different county than the county which issued the expungement order. ... View more