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NY: New York Proposes “Clean Slate” Bill to Seal and Expunge Criminal Records [Except Registrants]

[ – 3/10/21]

A “Clean Slate” bill proposed in the New York State Senate would create a two-step process to automatically seal and eventually expunge – or erase or remove completely – certain past criminal convictions so ex-offenders may have an easier time finding employment opportunities, according to a report from the New York Daily News.

Sponsored by New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie (Democrat-20th District) in January 2021, Senate Bill S1553A (SB S1553A) would amend the criminal procedure law by adding a new section so certain criminal convictions for misdemeanors and felonies would be sealed upon the satisfaction of the following conditions:

The individual is not currently required to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction.

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Crazy standard here for said sealing. Here’s an excerpt of it:
1. At least one year has passed from the imposition of sentence on the individual’s most recent misdemeanor conviction in the state.

2. At least three years have passed from the imposition of sentence on the individual’s most recent felony conviction in the state.

3. The individual does not have a criminal charge pending in the state.

4. The individual is not currently under the supervision of any probation or parole department for the eligible conviction.

5. The individual is not currently required to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction.

A registrant can secure 1 or 2 as well as 3 (case dismissal), but an added threshold is you must not be on the registry. Why? Why add point 5 when points 1-4 are all levied punishments? Is the state of NY now stated the registry is punishment?

New Person,

The state of New York has always included punishment within the legislative intent. Scotus held if punishment were the intent that ends the inquiry, as to the retroactive application of the law. Yet, New York applies the law retroactively anyway. Why? Because they know no one will stop them…

The only plus is the way it’s worded is once off the registry (level 1, 20 years, level 2 can apply after 30) they then also can get their records sealed if this passes. The previous sealing law bans people with any sex based conviction regardless of registration time.

What will New York do when those with clean slates keep committing crimes? Criminals can return to a normal while registrants get the middle finger. God bless AMERICA. Oh wait, God condemn America for the crimes against humanity and violating human rights!!

Let’s make this simple. The Earth is about to explode, mankind has developed the technology to transport every person to another planet. Everyone can use it, EXCEPT registrants!

I say let most people leave this planet. They spend most of the time talking out of Uranus anyway. Only problem is aliens look for intelligent life and humans aren’t in the ballpark spewing their fear mongering bs.

So much for both equal protection and the people’s intent.

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