Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference). (HJ182)

Introduced By

Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085010524
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections
12/04/2008Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ664.

Comments

William writes:

This is an excellent bill.