Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
Objections in House will force revisions to ‘clean slate’ bill
House and Senate Democrats are divided over the notion of who deserves a clean slate.
For many with criminal convictions in their past, the ‘Clean Slate’ bill would open doors long closed
Proponents of the bill say it will help those with criminal records get jobs and obtain housing.
Winfield to swap out Lamont’s Clean Slate bill with a broader measure
The proposal would include the automatic erasure of most misdemeanors and certain felonies after a person stays conviction-free for roughly seven years.
Lamont to introduce Clean Slate legislation in next session
The measure could make it easier for people with criminal convictions to secure housing or get a job.
Those with criminal records should help decide their fate, member says
Rep. Robyn Porter, co-chair of the Council on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record, said she is open to the idea: “The people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions. That’s why people closest to the pain need to be closest to the power.”