It’s no secret that it can be hard for convicted felons to leave their past behind them once released from jail.
Right now, someone with a felony can apply to get their criminal record cleared five years after a conviction, but many complain that the process is extensive, expensive and exclusive.
Only 95% of the people who qualify for expungement actually get it.
The clean slate bill would wipe a criminal record clean automatically in a decade or less if they stay out of legal trouble.
Similar legislation was passed in Pennsylvania but only cleared misdemeanors. Michigan’s bills would include felonies.