SALT LAKE CITY — A local lawmaker’s bill to help people who have a record of multiple misdemeanors potentially expunge their criminal record has cleared the House and will advance to the Senate.
House members voted 71-1 on Tuesday to approve HB 69, sponsored by Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy. Greenwood said the bill was driven by a situation in Weber County where a judge ruled an individual couldn’t have their record expunged and a county attorney didn’t think the ruling was fair.
He said the measure outlines specifics of how a person facing multiple class A and class B misdemeanors can clean their slate, and includes some provisions dealing with felonies.
“This helps clarify for law enforcement and the public at large what records can be expunged,” Greenwood said.
The bill comes on the heels of legislation last week allowing certain drug offenses to be expunged from a person’s criminal record.