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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:15 AM

Governor Signs 'Clean Slate' Bill

Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he would sign a “clean slate” bill approved late last month by the legislature which would automatically expunge records of certain criminal convictions.

“I’m certainly going to sign ‘Clean Slate’ as soon as I’m done with this press briefing,” Lamont told reporters during an afternoon press conference, putting to rest two weeks of speculation.

The proposal, which the House sent to Lamont’s desk on May 27, was intended to help formerly-incarcerated people move on with their lives and find employment by automatically clearing records of their past convictions after between seven and 10 years, depending on the severity of the crime. It covers misdemeanors and some class D and E felonies.

Lamont, who has backed similar proposals, had previously expressed concerns about legislation expunging felony convictions. For more than a week he has told reporters he was still reviewing the bill and declined to say whether he would sign it.

Read more: https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/06/10/gov-to-consider-clean-slate-bill/

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