Bi-partisan Clean Slate Bill To Be Introduced In PA Today

Pennsylvania lawmakers will introduce a first-of-its-kind bill Wednesday that would automatically seal certain criminal records after a period of time.

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Cherri Gregg
KYW (local CBS, Philadelphia)
April 12, 2016

Tags: Criminal Records, Expungement / Record Sealing

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia


The Clean Slate bill will automatically seal certain criminal records of individuals who have remained free of crime for a period of time.

The bill will be introduced in both the House and the Senate with support from both sides of the aisle, including Senator Scott Wagner (R-28th), Senator Anthony Williams (D-8th), Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-88th) and Rep. Jordan Harris (D-186th).

“Bi-partisan support is the most exciting thing about this,” says Sharon Deitrich, litigation director at Community Legal Services.