Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies. (SJ284)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


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 the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103167D
12/27/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
01/25/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104467D-S1
01/25/2011Incorporates SJ306
01/27/2011Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Passed by for the day
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104467D-S1
02/01/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ284S1
02/02/2011Read third time and agreed to by Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/22/2011Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.