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
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 173
Sponsors J. Crenshaw, J. Hoover, T. Burch, D. Butler, M. Denham, J. Glenn, J. Greer, K. Hall, R. Heath, R. Henderson, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, M. Marzian, T. McKee, R. Meeks, T. Mills, S. Overly, D. Owens, A. Simpson, W. Stone, T. Thompson, J. Wayne, B. Yonts
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to allow persons convicted of a felony other than treason, intentional killing, a sex crime, or bribery the right to vote after expiration of probation, final discharge from parole, or maximum expiration of sentence; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings of Original Version Fiscal Note - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Local Mandate - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Crimes and Punishments - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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09/26/13
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
10/02/13
  • To: Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary
01/07/14
  • introduced in House
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
01/08/14
  • posted in committee
01/14/14
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
01/15/14
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 16, 2014
01/16/14
  • floor amendment (1) filed
  • 3rd reading, passed 82-12
01/17/14
  • received in Senate
01/22/14
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/14/14
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
02/18/14
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
02/19/14
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-4 with Committee Substitute
02/20/14
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
02/27/14
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
03/05/14
  • House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute
03/06/14
  • received in Senate

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor B. Montell
Summary Retain the provision of HB 70; amend to add payment in full of any court-ordered restitution as additional condition for the return of the right of suffrage.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Local Mandate - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Crimes and Punishments - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Amend to require restoration of civil rights by executive pardon only, for any person who is convicted of a felony which includes as an element of the offense the intentional killing of a human being as the General Assembly may declare, any felony sex crime as the General Assembly may declare, any felony offense where the person has been previously convicted of a felony from a different incident, or a person who's right to vote was previously restored by other than an executive pardon and later is convicted of a felony; require a five year waiting period from the later of a person's expiration of probation, final discharge from parole, or maximum expiration of sentence and during the five years no other convictions assigned to such a person; submit to voters with question.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Local Mandate - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Crimes and Punishments - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

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