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HB17-1266 Seal Misdemeanor Marijuana Conviction Records

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB17-1266
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: E. Hooton/ J. Melton/S. Fenberg/V. Marble


The bill allows persons who were convicted of misdemeanors for
the use or possession of marijuana to petition for the sealing of criminal
records relating to such convictions if their behavior would not have been
a criminal offense if the behavior had occurred on or after December 10,
2012. The court shall order the record sealed after the filing fees are paid
and the petitioner establishes the offense is eligible for sealing.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (06/06/2017)
Sent to the Governor (05/22/2017)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/10/2017)
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (05/05/2017)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance (04/27/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (03/15/2017)

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