Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies, etc. (HJ17)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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 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 proposed 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2012Committee
01/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102560D
01/03/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

stephen writes:

I think this is a good bill and will help alot of people.