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House Bill 1443


House Bill 1443

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1443 (Updated February 24, 2009 5:37 pm - DI 84)


Courts and corrections. Allows a sentencing court to expunge the records of certain felony and misdemeanor convictions committed before a person was 25 years of age if 12 years have passed since: (1) the completion of the person's sentence; and (2) the satisfaction of any other obligations imposed on the person as a part of the sentence. Allows a law enforcement agency, prosecuting attorney, or court to gain access to permanently sealed records under certain circumstances. Provides that if a court orders a person's records to be expunged, the person: (1) shall be treated for all purposes as if the person had not been arrested for or convicted of the felony or misdemeanor recorded in the expunged records; and (2) may legally state on an application for employment or any other document that the person has not been arrested for or convicted of the felony or misdemeanor recorded in the expunged records. Provides that if an inmate in the department of correction (DOC) requests to have a tattoo removed before being released from the DOC, the DOC may pay expenses related to the tattoo removal and provide the tattoo removal before the inmate's release date.
Current Status:
 Defeated - first House
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