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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Expungement petitions. Requires a sentencing court to expunge the records of felony and misdemeanor convictions (other than records required by the sex offender registry law) if five 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.