Earlier this morning, I mentioned that a lot of changes to the Texas petition for nondisclosure regime are coming on September 1, 2015. Alongside those changes, the legislature also passed HB 3579 which would have made some fairly significant changes to the expunction regime in Texas.
The legislature will have to wait to implement those changes, however, because Governor Abbott vetoed the legislation on June 20, 2015. In so doing, he stated in part: “[HB 3579] goes too far by allowing courts to expunge dismissed criminal charges–including serious felony charges–even when the defendant was convicted of other, related charges.”
Not much else to add to this, other than the current expunction process remains in place.