February 25, 2016
Having unanimously passed the Senate on January 28, SB 386 (Detert) passed (
in the full House chamber on Wednesday. The measure requires automatic expungement of juvenile criminal records when offenders reach the age of 21, with exceptions for those who have been classified as violent or habitual offenders. It goes next to Governor Scott for his signature. The House companion was HB 147 (Latvala, C.).
The FCCB supports this bill which will prevent mistakes made as minors from impeding future success in adulthood, such as in seeking gainful employment.