Albany lawmakers pass Clean Slate Act to seal some criminal convictions


After failing to pass any major legislation to deal with the state’s housing crisis this state legislative session, Albany Democrats on Friday did manage to get one major item over the finish line: a bill that would seal criminal conviction records after a certain period of time.

The legislation, coined the “Clean Slate Act,” finally passed both houses of the legislature on June 9, after years of lawmakers and advocates failing to pass it.