Expungement of criminal record; allows a person to have his conviction expunged after 10 years. (HB183)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of criminal conviction record.  Allows a person convicted of a criminal offense to have his conviction expunged after 10 years have passed following the conviction, upon a showing that his opportunities for employment, education, or professional licensure are prejudiced by the existence of the criminal record. Expungement would not be available for someone convicted of a violent felony, a DUI-related offense, an offense for which registration on the sex offender registry is required, or domestic violence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101730D
01/07/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2010Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice


Michelle writes:

"01/20/2010 Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely"

I read this statement as they have tabled the bill indefinately, not that this has been passed by the subcommittee. Can someone please clarify the actual status of the bill?