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House Bill 1163

House Bill 1163

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF HB1163 (Updated February 2, 2010 8:15 pm - DI 84)

Expungement of records of certain convictions. Provides that if postconviction DNA testing is favorable to a convicted person and if the court orders the release of the person after December 31, 2007, the records and other information of the sentencing court, a juvenile court, a court of appeals, and the supreme court concerning the person's offense shall be permanently sealed and the court that ordered the release shall do the following concerning records and information that are related to the offense: (1) Order any entity that incarcerated, provided treatment for, or provided other services for the person to destroy all records they possess concerning the person's incarceration, treatment, or services. (2) Order any central repository for criminal history information to not to place or retain any information concerning the person's arrest for or conviction of the offense in the central repository. (3) Seal any records the court possesses concerning the offense and any proceeding related to the offense. Allows certain persons to gain access to records that were sealed if the persons show good cause for the unsealing of the records. Specifies that if a court orders that the records of the person who was released be sealed, the person: (1) may obtain a copy of the court order; (2) shall be treated for all purposes as if the person had not been arrested for or convicted of the offense; and (3) may legally state on an application for employment or any other document that the person has not been arrested for or convicted of the offense.
Current Status:
In Committee - 2nd House
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