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More criminal records will be sealed in NY if clean slate expansion included in budget

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Advocates are calling for an expansion of New York’s clean slate bill.

A rally will be held Monday at 11 a.m. to win over support from lawmakers on a bill that would automatically seal criminal records to make it easier for ex-offenders to get jobs and housing.


The records would be sealed for three years on misdemeanors, then seven years for felonies once the sentence is completed and the guilty party has not committed any additional crimes.

The proposal is included in the state’s unified budget.