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2019 House Bill 4980: Expand permissible criminal record expungements

Public Act 193 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Eric Leutheuser (R) on September 17, 2019
To authorize automatic expungement of certain individual criminal offense records. This would apply where 10 years have passed from the date of sentencing or discharge from prison/probation/parole, and would allow up to two felony or four misdemeanor convictions to be “set aside,” except for assaultive crimes or others deemed “serious”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 17, 2019
Reported in the House on October 29, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Mueller (R) on November 5, 2019
To revise wording in the requirement for an offender to still pay any restitution ordered.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 5, 2019
To authorize automatic expungement of up to two felony and four misdemeanor conviction from an individual's public criminal history records. This would apply where 10 years have passed from the date of sentencing or discharge for a felony, and seven years after a misdemeanor, but would not apply for assaultive crimes, a "crime of dishonesty," or some others deemed “serious.” A violator would still have to pay any victim or other restitution for the crime.
Received in the Senate on November 7, 2019
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on November 7, 2019
Reported in the Senate on July 22, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 23, 2020
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 23, 2020
Received in the House on September 24, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 13, 2020

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