Authors: Senator R Michael Young, Senator Brent Steele, Senator Greg Taylor
Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph
Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin
Provides that expungement provisions concerning an arrest that does not lead to a conviction also apply to criminal charges or juvenile delinquency allegations that do not lead to a conviction or juvenile delinquency adjudication. Provides that a person who files for the expungement of an arrest, criminal charge, or juvenile delinquency allegation that did not lead to a conviction or juvenile delinquency adjudication is not required to pay a filing fee. Specifies that a person who files a petition for expungement is not required to pay a filing fee. Removes a requirement that the petitioner submit bureau of motor vehicles records. Requires that additional identifying information must be included in a petition for expungement and order granting an expungement. Specifies the procedure for expunging pre-1977 convictions. Specifies that the restoration of civil rights due to expunging a conviction does not affect the right to possess a firearm under federal law.