Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of civil rights (first reference). (SJ14)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters; restoration of civil rights by general law. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of a felony. The present Constitution provides for restoration of rights by the Governor, and the amendment retains this right. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100905D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Kaye Workman writes:

The Governor in Virginia who can serve a limited 2 year term only should hold this power. The general assembly if given this power will politize it more than it already is.

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