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HB 61: Restoration of Civil Rights

GENERAL BILL by Watson, C. ; Jacquet ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Antone ; Geller ; Jacobs

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.

Effective Date: on the effective date of HJR 59
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/18/2017 House • Filed
8/30/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 18
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 18
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee