Bill Status of SB0520 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CIV PRO-EVICTION CASE SEALING
Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, Mattie Hunter and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
| 4/23/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that eviction proceedings shall be sealed and remain so unless a final order of eviction in favor of the plaintiff is entered. Provides that unsealed records shall remain unsealed for a period of 7 years. Provides that after 7 years, access to the court records may be obtained only by specified parties. Allows the court to order that the tenant's name in an eviction action related to a condominium be sealed. Effective 90 days after becoming law.