Introduced by Rep. Tom Leonard (R) on June 13, 2013, to revise a confidentiality provision in the law allowing a court to “set aside” (expunge) a comparatively minor criminal conviction, meaning that no public record of the conviction is available (but it remains in restricted State Police records). Under current law, it is a misdemeanor for anyone except the violator to divulge or publish a “set aside” conviction. The bill would also include the crime victim in this exception. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on June 13, 2013.