HB17-1208 - Record Sealing Clarifications

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning clarifications to the criminal justice records sealing process.

During the 2016 session, the general assembly adopted an expedited process for sealing the criminal records of a person who is acquitted, whose case is completely dismissed, who completed a diversion agreement, or who completed a deferred judgment and sentence. The bill clarifies that many of the general provisions related to criminal record sealing also apply to this expedited process. The bill clarifies that if the case involved a crime that requires a victim to be notified of a motion for record sealing, the court shall allow up to 42 days to provide that notification before ruling on the motion on record sealing. The bill clarifies that the filing fee for state court cases goes to the judicial stabilization fund and the filing fee in a municipal court goes to the municipality. The bill allows the prosecuting attorney or law enforcement agency to release sealed police reports or protection orders to the victim, if the victim demonstrates that there is a need for the reports for a lawful purpose.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/24/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/24/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/09/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/08/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/04/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/01/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
05/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/28/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/12/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/28/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
02/24/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary