Senate Bill 62

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Last Action 03/17/20: posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Title AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to voting rights.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 812
Sponsor J. Higdon
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to grant persons convicted of a felony other than a sex offense, a violent offense, or an offense against a child, the right to vote five years after completion of sentence; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Elections and Voting - Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide
Constitution, Ky. - Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/07/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/08/20
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/19/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/20/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/21/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
02/25/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/26/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/27/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 29-7 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
02/28/20
  • received in House
03/02/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/05/20
  • posted in committee
03/12/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/17/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to allow persons convicted of certain felonies the right to vote as provided by the General Assembly; submit to voters with question.
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Restoration of voting rights, constitutional process of granting
Elections and Voting - Restoration of voting rights, constitutional process of granting
Civil Rights - Restoration of voting rights, constitutional process of granting
Constitution, Ky. - Restoration of voting rights, constitutional process of granting

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Higdon
Summary Change proposed amendment to clarify that voting rights, but not all civil rights, may be restored by the General Assembly; change proposed amendment to include language relating to statutory procedures by which persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities or serious mental illnesses may lose their voting rights by a judicial finding of disability.
Index Headings Constitution, Ky. - Proposed amendment to section 145, voting rights

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to automatically restore the voting rights of persons convicted of certain felonies upon completion of their imprisonment, probation, or parole and automatically restore their civil rights five years after completion of their imprisonment, probation, or parole; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Restoration of voting rights and civil rights, constitutional requirements for
Elections and Voting - Restoration of voting rights, constitutional requirements for
Secretary of State - Restoration of voting rights and civil rights, constitutional requirements for
Civil Rights - Restoration of, constitutional requirement for
Constitution, Ky. - Restoration of voting rights and civil rights, constitutional requirements for

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