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HB 1692 Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions.

Introduced by: Nicholas J. Freitas | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting

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HB 1617 Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant.

Introduced by: Jason S. Miyares | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exile Grant Fund. Establishes the Group Violence Intervention Board to coordinate and assist federal, state, and local group violence intervention efforts. The bill also establishes within the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) the Division of Group Violence Intervention (the Division), to be headed by an executive director appointed by the Director of the Department. The bill provides that the Division is responsible for (i) coordinating the efforts of members of state and local law enforcement, community members, and social services providers to combat group violence; (ii) serving as a clearinghouse for research, best practices, and strategies that may be utilized in the implementation, execution, and evaluation of group violence interventions; and (iii)

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SB 947 Expungement of police and court records; acquittals.

Introduced by: Richard L. Saslaw | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Expungement of police and court records; acquittals. Provides that a court that enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminal charge shall also enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge. Currently, such a person may file a separate petition for the expungement of such records; however, except in certain cases involving misdemeanor charges, the person is not entitled to an order of expungement, and the court hearing the petition must find that the continued existence and possible dissemination of such records causes or may cause circumstances

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HB 1570 Possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products

Introduced by: Schuyler T. VanValkenburg | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products by persons under 21 years of age; exception; scientific study. Provides an exception to the law prohibiting possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, or alternative nicotine products by a person less than 21 years of age when such possession is part of a scientific study being conducted by an organization for the purpose of medical research to further efforts in cigarette and tobacco use prevention and cessation and tobacco product regulation, provided that such medical research has been approved

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HB 1545 Discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; act of domestic terrorism enhancement.

Introduced by: Ibraheem S. Samirah | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; act of domestic terrorism enhancement. Provides that in addition to any increase in the midpoint of an initial recommended sentencing range already calculated for a defendant's criminal history, a defendant who commits an act of domestic terrorism, as defined in the bill, shall have the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for his offense further increased by 200 percent in all cases.

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HB 1517 Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions.

HB 1517 Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Introduced by: Delores L. McQuinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the conviction if such person (i) has been free from any term of incarceration, probation, and postrelease

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HB 1467 Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release.

Introduced by: Lashrecse D. Aird | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide to any prisoner who does not already possess a government-issued identification card a special identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles upon his release. Prior to the release of any prisoner after a period of confinement of 90 days or more, if such prisoner does not already possess an original birth certificate or a Social Security card, the bill also requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to (i) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the appropriate state and obtain an official copy of the prisoner's birth certificate and (ii) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the Social Security Administration and obtain a replacement Social Security card. The bill requires the correctional institutions to establish procedures for (a) securing such special identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles; (b) applying for and obtaining official copies of birth certificates or replacement Social Security cards; and (c) forwarding such documentation if it is not obtained prior to the prisoner's release or discharge. Such procedures shall include providing, or assisting the prisoner to provide, all paperwork necessary for such prisoner be issued a special identification card, an official copy of a birth certificate, or a replacement Social Security card. The bill further provides that all costs and fees associated with obtaining such identification documentation Introduced by: Lashrecse D. Aird | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide to any prisoner who does not already possess a government-issued identification card a special identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles upon his release. Prior to the release of any prisoner after a period of confinement of 90 days or more, if such prisoner does not already possess an original birth certificate or a Social Security card, the bill also requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to (i) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the appropriate state and obtain an official copy of the prisoner's birth certificate and (ii) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the Social Security Administration and obtain a replacement Social Security card. The bill requires the correctional institutions to establish procedures for (a) securing such special identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles; (b) applying for and obtaining official copies of birth certificates or replacement Social Security cards; and (c) forwarding such documentation if it is not obtained prior to the prisoner's release or discharge. Such procedures shall include providing, or assisting the prisoner to provide, all paperwork necessary for such prisoner be issued a special identification card, an official copy of a birth certificate, or a replacement Social Security card. The bill further provides that all costs and fees associated with obtaining such identification documentation

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HB 1433 Criminal history information; destruction of information for certain charges and convictions.

Introduced by: Jerrauld C. "Jay" Jones | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Destruction of criminal history information for certain charges and convictions. Provides that a court shall enter an order of destruction for police and court records, in the absence of good cause shown to the contrary by the Commonwealth, for a deferred disposition dismissal of (i) underage alcohol possession when one year has passed since the date of dismissal and all court costs and fines and all orders of restitution have been satisfied or (ii) possession of marijuana when three years have passed since the date of dismissal and all court costs and fines and all orders of restitution have been satisfied. The bill also provides that any person who has received such deferred disposition dismissals may file a petition with the court that disposed of such

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