UTAH BECOMES SECOND STATE IN THE COUNTRY TO PASS AUTOMATIC EXPUNGEMENT LEGISLATION

Syrita Bowen News, Press, Utah

House Bill 431 Provides Automatic Expungement For Individuals with Misdemeanor Convictions After Remaining Crime Free for a Certain Number of Years Legislation Heads to Governor Gary R. Herbert for Signature SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Today, Utah legislators passed “The Expungement Act” of 2019 with a unanimous vote of 69-0 in the House, and a unanimous vote of 27-0 in the Senate. Championed by chief sponsor Representative Eric K. Hutchings (R-38) and Senator Daniel W. Thatcher (R-12), House Bill 431 creates a mechanism for automatic expungement of certain criminal records, making Utah the second state in the country to offer this opportunity for low-level records, next to Pennsylvania. This bill, if signed into law, will provide individuals with …