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Juvenile Record Expungement Clean-up

Concerning expungement of juvenile records, and, in connection therewith, making clarifying changes to the expungement process and procedure and clarifying that juvenile record expungement applies to municipal courts.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Juvenile record expungement - clarifications - expunge diversion without filing a case - when expungement is triggered - class 2 and 3 misdemeanor sex offenses expungement - decide continued sex offender registration with expungement - who receives notice of expungement - municipal expungement. The act makes changes and clarifications to the juvenile record expungement provisions. The act clarifies which dismissals and alternative dispositions are eligible for automatic expungement. The act allows expungement of a diversion record without filing a case and allows a victim an opportunity to object. The act clarifies when a sentence is complete, which triggers the expungement process. Under current law, a class 1 misdemeanor sex offense can be expunged. The act allows class 2 and class 3 misdemeanor sex offenses to be expunged. The act requires the juvenile court to determine whether a juvenile who has his or her record expunged for a sex offense should have a continuing duty to register as a sex offender. The act clarifies to whom the notice of expungement needs to be sent so that only the agencies with the records receive the notice.

The act makes clear that juvenile record expungement applies in municipal court by creating a new section for municipal court expungement.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details