The Minnesota Legislature has been considering a bill that would allow for automatic expungement for certain minor offenses after a specified number of years. While this bill has passed the Minnesota House of Representatives, it has yet to pass the Minnesota Senate. The bill, known formally as SF 2055, was introduced in February to the Senate. Shortly after being introduced, the bill was referred to the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee for the Senate. Once the committee passes the bill, it will be sent to the Senate floor, where Senators will have the opportunity to propose amendments and vote on the passage of the bill. After the bill passes the Senate, the Clean Slate Act will be sent to Gov. Walz to sign.
While the Clean Slate Act has not passed the legislature as of May 2023, Minnesota has already begun to pass other laws allowing for automatic expungement for certain offenses.