Constitutional amendment; qualification of voters, restoration of civil rights. (SJ283)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for any person who has been convicted of a felony not designated by the General Assembly as a barrier crime for the purpose of rights restoration and who has completed service of his sentence and paid in full any restitution, fines, costs, and fees assessed against him as a result of his conviction. The proposed amendment retains the authority of the Governor to restore the civil rights of persons convicted of felonies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101665D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2019Passed by for the day
01/28/2019Passed by for the day
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2019Amendment by Senator Edwards rejected (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Engrossed by Senate
01/30/2019Read third time and agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/19/2019Left in Privileges and Elections