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2011 Senate Bill 159: Revise criminal record expungement rules

Public Act 64 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones R-Grand Ledge on February 16, 2011
To revise the grounds for seeking to have a criminal record expunged from a person’s record. The bill would allow a person convicted of a felony offense and two minor misdemeanors committed when age 21 or less to apply to have these "set aside," or expunged from their public record.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 16, 2011
Reported in the Senate on March 3, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 22, 2011
To revise the definition of "minor" offense to only include misdemeanors whose maximum punishment falls below the threshold for being entered on a person's official criminal record.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 22, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones R-Grand Ledge on April 12, 2011
To revise the definition of "minor" offense to only include misdemeanors whose maximum punishment falls below the threshold for being entered on a person's official criminal record.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2011
Received in the House on April 12, 2011
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 12, 2011
Reported in the House on May 12, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh R-Livonia on June 1, 2011
To clarify a reference in the bill to another statute.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 1, 2011
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 23, 2011

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