Tue., Dec. 5, 2023  •  St. Lawrence County, NY


Three local Republican state representatives are raising concerns over freshly signed “Clean Slate” legislation, which will broaden the allowances for sealing criminal records. Both state Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) and Sen. Mark Walczyk, (R-Watertown), along with Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) have all issued statements aimed at Gov. Kathy Hochul who signed it into law Nov. 16 The legislation would automatically seal certain criminal records after a required waiting period – three years after conviction or release from jail for a misdemeanor and eight years after conviction or release from prison for a felony – provided they have maintained a clean record and are no longer on probation or parole. Read story here.

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