Constitutional amendment; qualifications to vote, restoration of civil rights. (HJ616)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment first resolution); qualifications to vote; 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


01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101430D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2015Introduced bill reprinted 15101430D
01/23/2015Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/10/2015Left in Privileges and Elections