Lawmakers request special session to pass Clean Slate

State lawmakers and legislators vehemently urged the state Legislature on Tuesday to reconvene in a special session to seal the criminal records of millions of New Yorkers and give them a clean slate. The Clean Slate bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, D-Queens, failed to pass the Legislature before session ended June 10. The bill… Continue reading Lawmakers request special session to pass Clean Slate

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Checkr Launches Expungement Solution and Sets Goal to Clear 1,000 Job Seekers’ Records for Free

Checkr, Inc., the leading technology company in the background check industry, announced today it has launched an end-to-end solution for job candidates to complete expungements and clear their criminal records. This solution, the first of its kind in the industry, removes the complexities and high legal fees typically associated with expungements and unlocks barriers to meaningful employment.… Continue reading Checkr Launches Expungement Solution and Sets Goal to Clear 1,000 Job Seekers’ Records for Free

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To Boost Hiring, New York Makes Case for a ‘Clean Slate’

Years ago, when Tony Bibbs was looking for landscaping work in Rochester, New York, he put in applications at dozens of small operations, always writing “will discuss in an interview” in response to the question about having a criminal record. Between the ages of 17 and 32, he was, he said, “running in and out… Continue reading To Boost Hiring, New York Makes Case for a ‘Clean Slate’

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Lawmakers reach compromise to pass Clean Slate bill this week

The Clean Slate bill is set to pass the state Legislature before session ends this week after lawmakers negotiated a deal overnight to change the measure to seal, and no longer expunge, New Yorkers’ criminal records after completing a prison sentence. Initially, Clean Slate was set to automatically seal and expunge New Yorkers’ criminal record… Continue reading Lawmakers reach compromise to pass Clean Slate bill this week

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Advocates tout poll showing broad support for Clean Slate bill

A new poll being released as lawmakers prepare for the final push of the legislative session shows wide support for a measure that would give New Yorkers who paid their debt to society a fresh start. The Clean Slate coalition is touting polling data showing overwhelming support for a bill to automatically seal and expunge… Continue reading Advocates tout poll showing broad support for Clean Slate bill

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Michigan Becomes Latest State To Pass Clean Slate Legislation, First To Include Felonies

Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the Michigan Senate passed legislation that positions Michigan to become the third state with a clean slate automated record-clearing law on the books. Michigan’s clean slate package is historic in that it makes Michigan the first state to automatically clear qualifying felonies. The full package,… Continue reading Michigan Becomes Latest State To Pass Clean Slate Legislation, First To Include Felonies

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