HJ 635 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration civil rights.
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Summary as passed:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights for certain felons. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who meet the conditions prescribed by 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 the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to general law for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies. This resolution is identical to SJR 283.


Summary as passed House:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights for certain felons. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who meet the conditions prescribed by 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 the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to general law for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies.


Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights for felons. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for felons who meet the conditions prescribed by 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 the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to general law.