These companion bills would expand the expungement of criminal records to include convictions of certain misdemeanor offenses, traffic violations, municipal ordinances, and felony offenses. This bill would also make nonsubstantive, technical revisions to update the existing code language to current style.
Under current law, a person convicted of a criminal offense may only apply for an expungement in very limited circumstances.
We support these bills.
On February 2, HB 226 was read and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee where it is now pending committee action.
On February 2, SB 153 was read and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On February 24, it passed out of committee and was sent to the Alabama Senate where it is now pending floor action.
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