Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference). (HJ664)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098545653
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HJ623 by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ182.


William writes:

This is an excellent bill.