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Advocates work for criminal record sealing in New York State

Advocates for a bill that would seal criminal records in New York are renewing their efforts to get it passed.

If passed, this bill would seal criminal records many years after the conviction. Known as the Clean Slate Act, the bill would help people have better chances at receiving housing and employment.

Those supporting the bill are working hard to get it to the floor ahead of the new legislative season in January. The bill has support from JPMorgan Chase as well as labor union District Council 37. There are around 2.3 million New Yorkers that could benefit from this measure. Not only would they have easier access to housing and employment, but there would be millions more talented residents to choose from while hiring.

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