HB 1749

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Related to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to an offense punishable by fine only; authorizing a fee. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, an individual who qualifies may have their felony and misdemeanor charges expunged from their criminal history by a district court. This bill would allow individuals who have been arrested for an offense punishable by fine only to have their records expunged by a justice court or a municipal court. This bill would provide a procedure for people to file an ex parte petition for expunction for those previously mentioned offenses, and would establish a $100 fee for filing the petition.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances limited government and individual liberty. We support HB 1749.