Advocates in New York State are hopeful that the Clean Slate Act passes, helping those that need it get that clean slate.
Officials and business leaders are also pushing for the bill to pass. The hope is for Governor Kathy Hochul to pass the bill next year. If passed, millions of New York residents could get jobs with their records of old convictions sealed.
By sealing records, many people with felonies in their past would have a chance to apply for jobs, housing, and education without it harming their chances, according to News Channel 10.
The bill could boost economic growth as well as boost annual earnings by more than $7 billion dollars.
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