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Monday, March 28 was Veto Day. This was the last official day of the 97th legislative session. The Governor vetoed four bills this year:
The Chamber did not adopt a position on these four bills during the legislative session, but we did have an interest in and keep an eye on HB 1281 and SB 151.
HB 1281 sought to bring legislative oversight on federal funds outside of legislative session.
SB 151 sought to make automatic removal from a defendant’s public record five years after disposition if all court-ordered conditions on the case have been satisfied and the defendant has not been convicted of any further offenses within those five years:
(1) A case in which all charges are petty offense offenses, municipal ordinance violation violations, or a Class 2 misdemeanor was the highest charged offense shall be automatically removed from a defendant’s public record after five years if all court ordered conditions on the case have been satisfied and the defendant has not been convicted of any further offenses within those five years. misdemeanors; or
(2) A case in which all charges are petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, Class 2 misdemeanors, and Class 1 misdemeanors for the use or possession of marijuana or any derivative of marijuana.
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