The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 255 concerning expungement authored by Sen. Freeman. The bill permits expungement of eligible felony convictions if the convicted person meets certain requirements and has not been convicted of another felony within a specified time period.

The bill was amended to remove language regarding waiting periods and prohibit sale of expunged records. Testimony in favor of the bill was presented by the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council. The Indiana Public Defender Council was neutral regarding the amendment. The amended bill passed 8 – 1.

Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/255.