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HB 261: Penal institutions; certain individuals sentenced between March 18, 1968 and October 31, 1982; allow to petition court for first offender status

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 261 allows individuals sentenced prior to 1982 who can petition the court, with the consent of the prosecuting attorney, to have their criminal record exonerated and discharged so long as the individual would have otherwise been eligible for first offender status at the time of their sentencing.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 173 96.1% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 3 1.7%
Excused 4 2.2%