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CS/SB 7086: Voting Rights Restoration

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Criminal Justice

Voting Rights Restoration; Revising terminology regarding voting rights restoration to conform to the State Constitution; requiring the voting disqualification of certain felons to be removed and voting rights restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution; authorizing the Department of State to verify whether a person who has been convicted of a felony offense has completed all the terms of his or her sentence; requiring the Department of Corrections to inform inmates and offenders of voting rights restoration pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution, in addition to executive clemency and civil rights restoration, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/18/2019 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/20/2019 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Criminal Justice
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/25/19, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
3/25/2019 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Criminal Justice; YEAS 3 NAYS 2
3/27/2019 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 281
• Introduced -SJ 281
4/3/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/08/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
4/8/2019 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 3 NAYS 2 -SJ 343
4/10/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 347
4/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building