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S.B. 180 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

House Sponsor: Lorie D. Fowlke

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill provides that a person may petition the court for the expungement of records
             11      in custody of state agencies that are related to the person's juvenile court records.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    clarifies that records under the control of state agencies may be expunged.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          78A-6-1105, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 78A-6-1105 is amended to read:
             25           78A-6-1105. Expungement of juvenile court record -- Petition -- Procedure.
             26          (1) (a) A person who has been adjudicated under this chapter may petition the court
             27      for the expungement of the person's [record in the juvenile court if] juvenile court record and
             28      any related records in the custody of a state agency, if:
             29          (i) the person has reached 18 years of age; and

             30          (ii) one year has elapsed from the date of termination of the continuing jurisdiction of
             31      the juvenile court or, if the person was committed to a secure youth corrections facility, one
             32      year from the date of the person's unconditional release from the custody of the Division of
             33      Juvenile Justice Services.
             34          (b) The court may waive the requirements in Subsection (1)(a), if the court finds, and
             35      states on the record, the reason why the waiver is appropriate.
             36          (c) The petitioner shall include in the petition any agencies known or alleged to have
             37      any documents related to the offense for which expungement is being sought.
             38          [(c)] (d) The petitioner shall include with the petition the original criminal history
             39      report obtained from the Bureau of Criminal Identification in accordance with the provisions
             40      of Subsection 53-10-108 (8).
             41          [(d)] (e) The petitioner shall send a copy of the petition to the county attorney or, if
             42      within a prosecution district, the district attorney.
             43          [(e)] (f) (i) Upon the filing of a petition, the court shall:
             44          (A) set a date for a hearing [and shall];
             45          (B) notify the county attorney or district attorney, and the agency with custody of the
             46      records at least 30 days prior to the hearing of the pendency of the petition; and
             47          (C) notify the county attorney or district attorney, and the agency with records the
             48      petitioner is asking the court to expunge of the date of the hearing. [Notice shall be given at
             49      least 30 days prior to the hearing.]
             50          (ii) The court shall provide a victim with the opportunity to request notice of a petition
             51      for expungement. A victim shall receive notice of a petition for expungement at least 30 days
             52      prior to the hearing if, prior to the entry of an expungement order, the victim or, in the case of
             53      a child or a person who is incapacitated or deceased, the victim's next of kin or authorized
             54      representative, submits a written and signed request for notice to the court in the judicial
             55      district in which the crime occurred or judgment was entered. The notice shall include a copy
             56      of the petition and statutes and rules applicable to the petition.
             57          (2) (a) At the hearing, the county attorney or district attorney, a victim, and any other

             58      person who may have relevant information about the petitioner may testify.
             59          (b) In deciding whether to grant a petition for expungement, the court shall consider
             60      whether the rehabilitation of the petitioner has been attained to the satisfaction of the court,
             61      taking into consideration the petitioner's response to programs and treatment, the petitioner's
             62      behavior subsequent to adjudication, and the nature and seriousness of the conduct.
             63          (c) The court may order sealed all petitioner's records under the control of the juvenile
             64      court and any of petitioner's records under the control of any other agency or official
             65      pertaining to the petitioner's adjudicated juvenile court cases, including relevant related
             66      records contained in the Management Information System created by Section 62A-4a-1003
             67      and the Licensing Information System created by Section 62A-4a-1005 , if the court finds that:
             68          (i) the petitioner has not, since the termination of the court's jurisdiction or his
             69      unconditional release from the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, been convicted of a:
             70          (A) felony; or
             71          (B) misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
             72          (ii) no proceeding involving a felony or misdemeanor is pending or being instituted
             73      against the petitioner; and
             74          (iii) a judgment for restitution entered by the court on the conviction for which the
             75      expungement is sought has been satisfied.
             76          (3) The petitioner shall be responsible for service of the order of expungement to all
             77      affected state, county, and local entities, agencies, and officials. To avoid destruction or
             78      sealing of the records in whole or in part, the agency or entity receiving the expungement order
             79      shall only expunge all references to the petitioner's name in the records pertaining to the
             80      petitioner's adjudicated juvenile court cases.
             81          (4) Upon the entry of the order, the proceedings in the petitioner's case shall be
             82      considered never to have occurred and the petitioner may properly reply accordingly upon any
             83      inquiry in the matter. Inspection of the records may thereafter only be permitted by the court
             84      upon petition by the person who is the subject of the records, and only to persons named in the
             85      petition.

             86          (5) The court may not expunge a juvenile court record if the record contains an
             87      adjudication of:
             88          (a) Section 76-5-202 , aggravated murder; or
             89          (b) Section 76-5-203 , murder.
             90          (6) (a) A person whose juvenile court record consists solely of nonjudicial adjustments
             91      as provided in Section 78A-6-602 may petition the court for expungement of the person's
             92      record if the person:
             93          (i) has reached 18 years of age; and
             94          (ii) has completed the conditions of the nonjudicial adjustments.
             95          (b) The court shall, without a hearing, order sealed all petitioner's records under the
             96      control of the juvenile court and any of petitioner's records under the control of any other
             97      agency or official pertaining to the petitioner's nonjudicial adjustments.

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