SJ 283 Constitutional amend. (1st resolution); restoration of civil rights.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
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 HJR 635.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 11/27/02 035038480  pdf
01/29/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 035112480-S1  pdf
03/03/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ283ER)  pdf
03/31/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0956)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 11/27/02 035038480
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/03  Senate: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 2
01/28/03  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with substitute (11-Y 2-N)
01/29/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 035112480-S1
01/30/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/03  Senate: Rules suspended (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/03  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES R (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/03/03  Senate: Read second time
02/03/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 035112480-S1
02/03/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/04/03  Senate: Read second time
02/04/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 035112480-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/04/03  Senate: Agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO (34-Y 6-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/03  House: Reported from P. & E. w/amendment (11-Y 8-N)
02/11/03  House: Taken up
02/11/03  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/03  House: Agreed to by House with amendment (70-Y 29-N)
02/11/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 29-N)
02/13/03  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/03  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ283ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/03  House: Assigned Chapter 956 (effective 7/1/02)
03/31/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0956)