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Bill Detail: HB24-1133

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Title Criminal Record Sealing & Expungement Changes
Status House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/21/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
J. Mabrey (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/29/2024
Summary

Under current law, when a person is arrested in a case of mistaken
identity, the arresting agency is required to petition the court for an
expungement order. The bill allows the defendant in a mistaken identity
case to petition for an expungement order if the arresting agency does not
file a petition. The defendant is not subject to any fees or costs associated
with expunging the record.
A court can grant an attorney access to a sealed record if the
defendant in the sealed case provides permission and the attorney is
accessing the record for the sole purpose of providing legal advice to or
representing the defendant.
The bill clarifies procedures for automatic sealing.
The bill allows a hearing related to sealing matters to be conducted
remotely.
The waiting period for sealing a municipal record without a
subsequent conviction is lowered from 3 years to one year and for sealing
a municipal record with a single subsequent conviction from 10 years to
3 years.
The bill creates a record sealing procedure for convictions records
for when a statutory change legalizes previously prohibited conduct.
On or before January 1, 2025, the state court administrator shall
compile a list of certain types of non-conviction criminal justice records
(non-conviction records) with dispositions prior to August 2022. The state
court administrator shall sort the non-conviction records by judicial
district and send the final list to the chief judge of each judicial district.

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