2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 652
Sponsored By:
Senator Jones-Rodwell (By Request - Task Force on Prisoner Reentry) and Senator Frosh
Criminal Records - Shielding - Nonviolent Convictions


Requiring that court records and police records relating to a conviction 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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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Prisoner Reentry, Task Force on

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 :
Judicial Proceedings