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CS/CS/SB 7086: Voting Rights Restoration

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; 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 supervisor of elections to verify whether a person who has been convicted of a felony offense is eligible to register to vote, including if he or she has completed all the terms of his or her sentence; prohibiting a person from being charged or convicted for certain violations, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
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
4/23/2019 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 11 NAYS 6 -SJ 496
4/24/2019 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/25/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 496
4/26/2019 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/30/19 -SJ 646
4/30/2019 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 645
5/1/2019 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 765
5/2/2019 Senate • Retained on Calendar
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)