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HB 1419 - Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records

Signed by Governor Tom Wolf


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Title: Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes limited access to individuals' criminal history in certain circumstances.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes courts to order limited access to the criminal history of an individual for qualifying misdemeanors and unclassified offenses carrying a sentence of 5 years or less in prison, provided that the following qualifications are met (Sec. 2):

    • The individual has not been convicted of any offense carrying a sentence of 1 year or more in prison for at least 10 years;

    • The individual has no remaining financial obligations related to a conviction; and

    • The individual petitions the court.

  • Specifies that qualifying offenses include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):

    • Misdemeanors of the third or second degree;

    • Charges that resulted in an outcome other than conviction; and

    • Summary convictions where 10 years have passed and financial obligations have been complete.

  • Defines “limited access” as transmissions of criminal history that are only between law enforcement agencies, to a county child and youth authority, or to the Department of Human Services (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes limited access to individuals' criminal history in certain circumstances.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes courts to order limited access to the criminal history of an individual for qualifying misdemeanors and unclassified offenses carrying a sentence of 5 years or less in prison, provided that the following qualifications are met (Sec. 2):

    • The individual has not been convicted of any offense carrying a sentence of 1 year or more in prison for at least 10 years;

    • The individual has no remaining financial obligations related to a conviction; and

    • The individual petitions the court.

  • Specifies that qualifying offenses include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):

    • Misdemeanors of the third or second degree;

    • Charges that resulted in an outcome other than conviction; and

    • Summary convictions where 10 years have passed and financial obligations have been complete.

  • Defines “limited access” as transmissions of criminal history that are only between law enforcement agencies, to a county child and youth authority, or to the Department of Human Services (Sec. 1).

Title: Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records

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