City of Lansing hosts convening on automated set asides for Michiganders

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Advocates from the Clean Slate Michigan coalition came together on Tuesday, Aug. 13 to discuss new developments in legislation that would expand eligibility for set asides and automate the process.

Members of the coalition talked about how the process of sealing conviction records can be automated to lessen these barriers and extend fair chances to all Michiganders, and discusses the barriers people with records face following conviction.

Advocates also discussed the next steps in their plan to shape new expungement legislation around their own vision as directly impacted people, according to a press release.

Currently in the state of Michigan, the expungement process is complicated and costly and not many people are eligible, according to the press release.

Michigan Representative Julie Brixie was also at the event and was available for comment regarding possible legislation.

The discussion was held at the Capitol Area District Library in Lansing.

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