The NYCLU wrote a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul urging her to sign the existing standalone bill (S.1553C / A.6399B) for the Clean Slate Act, rather than include it in the executive budget. The standalone bill would enable formerly incarcerated people who have successfully re-entered society to clear their records much sooner; it also provides critical protections for New Yorkers whose records are disclosed. In tandem with a broad coalition of labor organizations, civil rights groups, racial justice organizations, public defenders, members of law enforcement, and people directly impacted by the criminal legal system, the NYCLU calls for a version of Clean Slate that includes the legislature’s language.