Constitutional amendment ; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference). (HJ29)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies who have completed service of their sentence including any period or condition of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The present Constitution provides for restoration of rights by the Governor. The amendment retains the right of the Governor to restore civil rights and adds the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to general law. This proposed constitutional amendment is identical to the amendment proposed in SJR 15. Read the Bill »


01/11/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065622364
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections