House Bill 70

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Last Action received in Senate
Title AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to persons entitled to vote.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 194
Sponsors J. Crenshaw, D. Owens, S. Baugh, T. Burch, L. Clark, M. Dedman Jr., T. Edmonds, J. Glenn, D. Graham, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, T. McKee, R. Meeks, L. Napier, F. Nesler, J. Richards, T. Riner, A. Simpson, K. Stein, G. Stumbo, J. Wayne, R. Weston, S. Westrom, R. Wilkey
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to exclude a convicted felon from the right to vote until expiration of probation or final discharge from parole or maximum expiration of sentence; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings of Original Version Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
Votes Vote History

Actions

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08/22/07
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
10/03/07
  • To: Interim Joint Committee on State Government
01/08/08
  • introduced in House
01/09/08
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
01/31/08
  • posted in committee
02/05/08
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/06/08
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) filed
02/07/08
  • floor amendment (5) filed
02/11/08
  • taken from Rules Committee
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
03/03/08
  • floor amendment (6) filed
04/01/08
  • 3rd reading, passed 80-14 with floor amendment (1)
  • received in Senate

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend to add felons convicted of manslaughter in the first degree to the category of felons that would only have voting rights restored by executive pardon.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend to add felons convicted of promoting prostitution in the first degree or in the second degree trafficking to the category of felons that would only have voting rights restored by executive pardon.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend to add felons convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school to the category of felons that would only have voting rights restored by executive pardon.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend to add felons convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine to the category of felons that would only have voting rights restored by executive pardon.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Sponsor A. Wuchner
Summary Amend to add to certain requirements that convicted felons receive a certificate of completion of a civics review course before the restoration of their voting rights.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor J. Comer Jr.
Summary Retain original provisions and amend to require that before any felon may have voting rights restored the felon must reimburse the state for 25 percent of the cost of the felon's detention.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

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