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HB 1336 - Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (100-31) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the expungement or partial expungement of some misdemeanor criminal convictions relating to burglary.

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  • Authorizes a person to file a petition listing relevant facts for expungement of a police record, court record, or other record maintained by the State or a political subdivision of the State if the person is convicted of a misdemeanor that is a fourth degree burglary (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from referring to the existence of records of a charge in a case with electronic records if the charge resulted in (Sec. 2):

    • Acquittal;

    • Dismissal; or

    • Nolle prosequi, except nolle prosequi with the requirement of drug or alcohol treatment.

  • Establishes a Partial Expungement Workgroup to study and develop a plan and legislative recommendations for enabling the expungement of criminal charges that are currently not eligible for expungement (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (45-0) -

Title: Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (98-34) -

Title: Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Expungement of Some Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions

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