'Clean Slate Act' offers fresh start for non-violent offenders
Earlier this week, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law what’s been dubbed the Clean Slate Act.
The bipartisan legislation allows people with “minor non-violent, non-sexual offenses” to ask to shield their criminal record from public view if they meet certain conditions.
Even a conviction for a minor offense can create barriers to renting an apartment or finding a job. Minority Leader Ilana Rubel (D-Boise), who championed the bill, and Sen. Dave Lent (R-Idaho Falls) joined Idaho Matters to talk more.