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HB 53: Restoration of Civil Rights

GENERAL BILL by Watson, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Antone ; Cortes, J.

Restoration of Civil Rights; Designates act as "Restoration of Civil Rights Act"; provides for automatic restoration of former felon's civil rights, other than right to own, possess, or use firearms, following completion of sentence of incarceration & community supervision; provides conditions for & exemptions from automatic restoration; provides for education concerning civil rights of people who have felony convictions; provides retroactive applicability; provides for contingent effect.

Effective Date: on the effective date of HJR 51
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/23/2016 House • Filed
1/9/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 35
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 35
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee