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  • NJ A5037
  • Decreases waiting period to expunge entire juvenile record from five to three years.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill reduces the waiting period for expungement of an entire juvenile criminal record from five to three years. Under current law, a person's juvenile record may qualify for complete expungement if: (1) five years have passed since the person was discharged from custody, supervision, or the provisions of a court order; (2) the person has not been adjudicated delinquent, subject to supervision, or convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense during that five-year period; (3) a juvenile or criminal matter is not pending against the person; (4) the person was not adjudicated delinquent for certain enumerated serious offenses; (5) the person has not had an adult conviction expunged; and (6) the person has not been charged with an adult crime that was dismissed after completing a treatment or diversion program. Post-incarceration supervision is not included when calculating the five-year waiting periods. The enumerated offenses for which an adjudication of delinquency bars complete expungement under current law include: criminal homicide; kidnapping; luring or enticing; human trafficking; certain crimes of sexual assault and criminal sexual contact; criminal restraint or false imprisonment under certain circumstances; robbery; arson; endangering the welfare of a child; causing or permitting a child to engage in a prohibited sexual act; certain crimes concerning sexual exploitation or abuse of a child; perjury; false swearing; knowingly promoting the prostitution of the actor's child; terrorism; producing or possessing chemical weapons; and certain crimes concerning sale or distribution of controlled dangerous substances. Under the bill, persons with a juvenile delinquency record would only have to wait three years, rather than five years, to elapse from the time they were released from custody or supervision to apply for expungement of their entire record.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S3308  (on 12/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/7/2017 A Substituted by S3308
6/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 Revised 6/16/17 - A2167 and A4586 have been added. In addition t)
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 0