SB 731 is a new groundbreaking law in California that will open more expungement opportunities to people with past arrests, misdemeanors, and felony convictions, including people who served time in state prison.
A past conviction holds many formerly incarcerated people back and prevents them from obtaining jobs, stable housing, higher-ed opportunities, and much more. Because of SB 731, now people can rise above their past and have more chances to achieve their personal and career goals.
SB 731 is the nation’s most comprehensive clean slate effort and will affect countless people across California broadening employment and housing opportunities to the 2.5 million working-age Californians living with a past record.
The SB 731 expungement process has started, and we know people have many questions about the next steps and when you or your loved one might become eligible for this new law.