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2008 House Bill 70: Restore voting rights to convicted felons
Introduced by Rep. Jesse Crenshaw (D) on January 8, 2008 To put a constitutional amendment on the 2008 ballot automatically restoring voting rights to certain convicted felons.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on January 9, 2008
Reported to the House on February 5, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeffrey Hoover (R) on February 6, 2008 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.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 1, 2008 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.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeffrey Hoover (R) on February 6, 2008 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.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeffrey Hoover (R) on February 6, 2008 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.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeffrey Hoover (R) on February 6, 2008 To add felons convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine to the category of felons that would only have voting rights restored by executive pardon.
Amendment offered by Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) on February 7, 2008 To add that convicted felons receive a certificate of completion of a civics review course before the restoration of their voting rights.
Amendment offered by Rep. James R. Comer (R) on March 3, 2008 To require convicted felons to pay 25% of the cost of incarceration before restoring voting rights.
Passed 80 to 14 in the House on April 1, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To put a constitutional amendment on the 2008 ballot automatically restoring voting rights to certain convicted felons.
Received in the Senate on April 1, 2008

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