Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies. (HJ543)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights.  Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have completed service of their sentences subject to the conditions, requirements, and definitions set forth in that law. 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 an alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to law for nonviolent felons. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100315D
12/16/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
01/31/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HJ497-Dance)
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections