Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of nonviolent felonies. (SJ62)

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


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103240D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2010Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2010Left in Privileges and Elections