The Clean Slate Act: What You Should Know

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives aims to allow people convicted of marijuana possession and other minor nonviolent offenses to have their records sealed — so the records aren’t affecting their lives after the punishment is complete.

What Happened

H.R. 2348, also known as the Clean Slate Act of 2019, was introduced April 22 and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill is authored by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Delaware Democrat, and co-sponsored by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, a Pennsylvania Republican.

The bill …

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