Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of certain felonies. (SJ306)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights.  Provides for the automatic restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies (excepting felony drug and election fraud crimes) upon completion of sentence, including any term of probation or parole. The bill further provides that persons convicted of violent felonies, felony drug crimes, or election fraud crimes may have their civil rights restored by the Governor upon completion of sentence, including any term of probation or parole, and authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights to such persons. The restoration of rights pursuant to this provision has no effect on the right to possess firearms. Read the Bill »

Status

01/25/2011: Merged into SB966

History

DateAction
01/05/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11
01/05/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103451D
01/05/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
01/25/2011Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ284-Miller, Y.B.) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)