HB164 - MISSOURI REHABILITATION AND EXPUNGEMENT - Gunn, Russell
HB164 PERMITS EXPUNGEMENT OF CERTAIN CRIMES.
Sponsor: Gunn, Russell (70) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:0173-01
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HB164
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HB 164 -- Missouri Rehabilitation and Expungement Act

Sponsor:  Gunn

The bill creates the Missouri Rehabilitation and Expungement Act
of 1997.

The bill provides for the expungement of certain felony,
misdemeanor, or juvenile records, if the prior offender
completes a 3 step process.  First, the prior offender must
petition the court and offer proof of:

(1) no convictions for at least 10 consecutive years, after
being released from incarceration;

(2) no current probation or parole;

(3) no conviction of a violent felony, as defined in the bill;

(4) no conviction of a sex-related offense, as defined in the
bill;

(5) no conviction for distribution of controlled substances
punishable as a class A or B felony;

(6) no previous petitions for expungement; and

(7) not being under the age 25 years.

Second, the petitioner is placed on probation for a period of 3
years.  During the probationary period, the petitioner must
complete 100 hours of community service and suffer no arrests
for any crime other than minor traffic offenses.  Third, after
successful completion of the probationary period, the court will
order the expungement of all criminal records of the petitioner.

Any person who knowingly fails to expunge or obliterate, or who
releases information ordered expunged, is guilty of a class B
misdemeanor.  A person who, knowing the records are expunged,
uses the information for financial gain, is guilty of a class D
felony.

The expungement of records bears no reflection on the offender's
arrest or conviction nor does it provide grounds for any
subsequent civil actions against any person or agency relating
to the arrest or conviction.


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