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HB 7089 - Requires Felons to Pay Court Fees Prior to Voter Registration - Florida Key Vote

Dianne Hart voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-45) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Felons to Pay Court Fees Prior to Voter Registration

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires convicted felons to pay their court fees prior to becoming eligible for voter registration.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the Department to identify registered voters who have been convicted of a felony and whose voting rights have not been restored (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that the voting disability arising from a felony conviction, other than for murder or a felony sexual offense, is terminated upon completion of all terms of sentence, including probation or parole (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that the voting disability arising from a felony conviction for an offense classified as murder or a felony sexual offense does not terminate unless a voter’s civil rights are restored (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “completion of all terms of sentence” as terms including, but not limited to the following  (Sec. 4):

    • Release from any term of incarceration;

    • Termination from any term of supervision, including  probation or community control supervised by the Department of Corrections or the Florida Commission on Offender Review;

    • Termination from any term of parole supervised by the Florida Commission on Offender Review;

    • Full payment of any financial obligation ordered by the court as part of a sentence, regardless of whether such financial obligation in continued through a civil judgement including restitution, costs of supervision, fines, fees, and court costs.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Felons to Pay Court Fees Prior to Voter Registration

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