Over 60,000 Delawareans are currently eligible for expungement, but only 6% of those eligible can access expungement. Current expungement standards are time-consuming, costly, and difficult to navigate. A lack of information and a burdensome process keep most eligible people from pursuing expungement.

The Clean Slate Act creates greater equity, consistency, and cost-effectiveness through a streamlined, automatic expungement process that applies to all records eligible for mandatory expungement. Expunging or sealing a record allows individuals who have paid their debt to society to access employment, housing, and education, and to contribute to their communities.

Sponsors

Sen. Darius Brown (SD 2), Rep. Franklin Cooke (RD 16), Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha (RD 1), Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker (RD 3), Rep. K Johnson (RD 5)

Status

Passed both chambers

Session

151st General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support