Constitutional amendment; felon disenfranchisement. (HJ546)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); franchise and officers; felon disenfranchisement; automatic restoration of political rights. Provides that no person who has been convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote until the completion of his sentence of imprisonment or active supervision, at which time, without further action required of him, his political rights, including the right to vote, shall be restored. A person convicted of a felony may also have his civil rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority. Read the Bill »


02/03/2021: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101131D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HJ555-Herring)
02/03/2021Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HJ555-Herring)