Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Clean Slate Act into law on Thursday.
The law will automatically seal criminal records for about 2.3 million New Yorkers three years after sentencing for a misdemeanor and eight years after a person is released from prison for a felony conviction.
Sen. Zellnor Myrie joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Thursday to discuss more.
Myrie represents Central Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Heights.