ACLU-PA Position: Supports
HB 440 (PN 4546) would require the automatic sealing of a person’s criminal record for charges for which they have been pardoned. For those who have been fully acquitted of their criminal charges, those charges will be automatically expunged from their record. HB 440 also expands Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law by removing the obligation to pay outstanding court-ordered financial obligations before eligible cases can be sealed. Any restitution owed, however, is not waived.
House Bill 440 was enacted as Act No. 83 of 2020.