AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE SEALING OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL RECORDS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 100C of chapter 276 of the General Laws
is hereby amended by striking out the
first paragraph, as amended by chapter 312 of the acts of 1983, and
inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
In any criminal case wherein the defendant has been found not guilty by
the court or jury, or a no bill has been returned by the grand jury, or a
finding of no probable cause has been made by the court, the commissioner
of probation shall seal said court appearance and disposition recorded in
his files and the clerk and the probation officers of the courts in which
the proceedings occurred or were initiated shall likewise seal the records
of the proceedings in their files. The provisions of this paragraph shall
not apply if the defendant makes a written request to the commissioner not
to seal the records of the proceedings.