01RS HB281


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HB 281/CI (BR 1107) - J. Crenshaw, P. Bather, S. Baugh, P. Clark, B. Colter, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to restoration of civil rights for convicted felons.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 196 directing the Department of Corrections to promulgate regulations that provide a simplified process for eligible felony offenders to apply for the restoration of their civil rights.


     HCS/CI - Retain original provisions, except make a technical correction in Section 1; provide that notice is to be given to the Commonwealth's attorney in the eligible offender's county of residence, setting out the criminal case number and charges for which offender was convicted.
     HFA (1, J. Crenshaw) - Amend to add provisions requiring the felon to apply for a restoration of rights rather than making the restoration automatic.
     HFA (2, K. Upchurch) - Retain original provisions, add provision providing that Department of Corrections cannot provide restoration of rights information to felon convicted of sexual offense involving a child victim or incest.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26, 2001; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 80-8 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Judiciary (S); reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2001; 3rd reading, passed 34-4; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 115)

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