HJ 542 Constitutional amendment; qualification of voters, executive clemency (first reference).
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Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters and executive clemency. Provides that no person convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored. The General Assembly shall prescribe by law the process for the automatic restoration of the civil rights of a person who has been convicted of any felony, other than a violent felony, upon such person's completion of service of his sentence and any modification of that sentence, including any period or condition of probation, parole, or suspension of the sentence, and his payment in full of any restitution, fines, costs, and fees assessed against him as a result of his conviction. The Governor retains the authority to remove the political disabilities, i.e., restore the civil rights, of persons convicted of a violent felony upon application by such persons and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law. However, no person convicted of a violent felony shall be eligible for the removal of his political disabilities until he has completed the payment in full of any restitution, fines, costs, and fees assessed against him as a result of his conviction and at least two years have passed since he completed service of his sentence and any modification of his sentence, including any period or condition of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Full text:
09/16/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100251D  pdf

Status:
09/16/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100251D
09/16/16  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/17  House: Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/30/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
02/08/17  House: Left in Privileges and Elections