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California Bill Would Wipe Low-Level Criminal Records For 2M People

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California will consider legislation that would wipe the low-level criminal records of about 2 million people going back decades, part of a lawmaker’s second attempt to remove barriers to finding work or housing.

The measure is part of a provision that was removed from a bill approved last year that would expunge records of certain arrests and crimes starting in 2021.

Its author, Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat, proposed the new bill on Monday with the backing of district attorneys from San Francisco and San Joaquin County.

Officials said records like being arrested for domestic violence or impaired driving where charges weren’t filed could be automatically cleared.

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