Legislation allowing for the expungement (removal from record) of certain marijuana possession offenses has been passed by Maryland’s full House of Representatives.
According to its official synopsis, House Bill 379 allows a person “to file a petition for expungement if the person was convicted of possession of marijuana before October 1, 2014. The proposal requires “that filing fees for petitions for expungement collected by the District Court be remitted to the Administrative Office of the Court be used only for a specified purpose.”
Governor Larry Hogan has yet to say whether or not he will sign the measure into law, veto or, or allow it to become law without his signature, once it reaches his desk.
You can click here for the full text of House Bill 379.