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House Bill amends provisions for minors with alcohol offences

House Bill amends provisions for minors with alcohol offences The Texas House of Representatives has approved draft legislation that would make it easier for underage youth to remove first-time alcoholrelated offenses from their records if they refrain from committing any other criminal offenses before they are 21 years old. Representative Larry Phillips, who drafted the legislation, explained that under current regulations underage youth can file requests to expunge first-time alcohol convictions without legal assistance, but that underage youth with civil citations for underage drinking are unable to file expunction requests, and it can be more expensive to remove the citations from their records. The lower house will hold one more procedural vote on the bill before sending it to the state senate

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