2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 667
Sponsored By:
Delegate Waldstreicher (By Request - Task Force on Prisoner Reentry) and Delegates Anderson, Barnes, Braveboy, Carter, Dumais, Gaines, Haynes, Ivey, Lafferty, McIntosh, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Rosenberg, Ross, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington
Criminal Records - Shielding - Nonviolent Convictions


Requiring court records and police records relating to a conviction to be shielded automatically at a specified time, depending on whether the conviction is for a misdemeanor or a felony; prohibiting the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of records shielded in accordance with the Act; requiring a custodian of records to deny inspection of criminal records and police records relating to the conviction of a crime that has been shielded under the Act; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Prisoner Reentry, Task Force on
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Electronic Government
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Procedure
( 10-301 through 10-305 )
State Government
( 10-616 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :