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Summary: Under current law, a court has the option to reduce or terminate community supervision upon a defendant's successful completion of a portion of the supervision period and subsequently set aside the conviction. Records relating to an offense for which community supervision has been successfully completed can be sealed. However, a conviction that has been set aside may be disclosed to the publc and may be revealed in a criminal history record information search. SB 1172 would allow individuals whose convictions have been set aside to petition a court for an order of nondisclosure. This bill would require a $28 fee on filing of the petition.
Analysis: SB 1172 would increase personal responsibility by allowing more individuals to receive orders of nondisclosure. We support SB 1172.