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
Passed 95 to 13 in the House on November 5, 2019. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". 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.