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Proposal to Cut Some Felonies From Records

The New York State Bar Association is proposing a change to state law that would allow more types of criminal records to be sealed, saying the shift would give offenders who stay out of trouble a better chance to rebuild their lives.

The proposal, approved Friday in a vote by the association’s House of Delegates, would create a way to remove, under certain conditions, some nonviolent felony convictions from a person’s public record.

The idea, the association said, is to help people who made a single mistake and have found themselves severely restricted in getting hired.

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(As seen on NYTimes.com)

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