HB 70 (BR 378) - J. Crenshaw, S. Baugh, C. Belcher, T. Burch, T. Edmonds, J. Glenn, D. Graham, J. Gray, K. Hall, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, D. Owens, T. Riner, A. Simpson, J. Wayne, R. Webb, S. Westrom, B. Yonts
AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to persons entitled to vote.
Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution or 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.
HB 70 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original language; add that felons convicted of the intentional killing of a human being (murder) or of sexual contact with a minor, forced sexual intercourse (rape), or forced deviate sexual intercourse (sodomy), are excluded from automatic restoration of voting rights without an executive pardon.
HFA (1, A. Wuchner) - Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require that eligibility for restoration of voting rights to felons occur only upon completion of a civic review course.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Dec 13-To: Interim Joint Committee on State Government
Jan 2-introduced in House
Jan 3-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 7-posted in committee
Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 15, 2007
Feb 27-floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 70-28 with Committee Substitute
Mar 1-received in Senate
Mar 5-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)