The Clean Slate Bill has officially passed in the Senate and will now go on to the House! We are so excited to see how far this bill has gone, and believe it will do so much good for the individuals in our community.
"The bill would automatically wipe records of misdemeanor convictions after seven years. Lower-level felonies would also be expunged after 10 to 15 years, depending on the tier of the crime. Records of certain crimes like sexual offenses and domestic violence would be unaffected by the bill. Some supporters estimated the change would impact the lives of about 277,000 formerly-incarcerated people in Connecticut." (Looney, Ritter Back ‘Clean Slate’ Bill, Hugh McQuaid, CT News Junkie)