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HB 70 - Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals convicted of certain felonies to vote, provided that they have completed the maximum sentence or parole.

Highlights:

-Authorizes convicted felons who have completed their probation, parole, or maximum sentence to vote, provided that the conviction was not for a felony involving (Sec. 1):
    -A high misdemeanor;
    -The intentional killing of a human being;
    -A sexual crime involving a minor; or
    -Bribery in an election.

-Authorizes the restoration of voting rights before completion of probation, parole, or maximum sentence by executive pardon for people convicted of felonies not aforementioned above
(Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote

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