From NY Sun:

The current process is “so time consuming and confusing — it’s costly and they recommend you get your attorney,” an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Jillian Snider, told the Sun.

The bill is aimed to help people who have served their time and are trying to reintegrate into society, something that is often hindered by a criminal record.

“It’s looking to work for those people that have already paid their debt to society and are looking for a chance to get jobs or housing,” Ms. Snider said