Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference). (SJ15)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 HJR 29. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 12/20/2005 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063620768
  • 12/20/2005 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/17/2006 Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)