- Records of misdemeanors could be sealed after five years, instead of the current 10 years.
- Records of felonies could be sealed after 10 years, instead of the current 15.
- The requirement of 10 years without a conviction prior to sealing would be changed to five for misdemeanors.
"This law was passed as a public safety measure. Parents in Massachusetts, for example, can be reasonably certain that the bus driver who transports their children to school every day does not have a history of drunken driving convictions. That's the CORI at work -- and, although it has its flaws, it does not need to be disassembled."