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Expungement of record at age 18 clears hurdle

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A Senate committee has approved a bill that would give juveniles the opportunity to clear their criminal records when they turn 18.

HB35, sponsored by Scott Daniels, D-Salt Lake City, would also require the courts to notify the victims of crimes committed by juveniles of any expungement hearings.

The Senate Judiciary Standing Committee unanimously Monday gave the bill a favorable recommendation.

Daniels said the bill clears the way for juveniles who have made mistakes in the past to clear their records and be eligible for military service or entrance to a university. The bill also specifies that a person must have no adult convictions in order to have their juvenile record cleared.

HB35 pass unanimously in the House last week and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor.