Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain felons (first reference). (SJ7)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. David Englin (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 nonviolent 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


12/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087949276
12/05/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/05/2008Left in Privileges and Elections