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Bill Detail: HB19-1266

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Title Restore Voting Rights Parolees
Status Signed by the President of the Senate (05/14/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Elections & Redistricting
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/22/2019
Description

Existing law prohibits a person serving a sentence of parole from
being eligible to register to vote or to vote in any election. Section 1 of
the bill declares that the purposes of parole are served by restoring the
vote to persons serving a sentence of parole.
Section 2 clarifies that, for purposes of the Uniform Election
Code and for applying state constitutional provisions governing

disenfranchisement during imprisonment, persons sentenced to parole
have completed their full term of imprisonment as that term appears in
the state constitution.
Section 3 makes an individual serving a sentence of parole eligible
to register to vote and to vote in any election.
Section 4 requires the division of adult parole to provide an
individual sentenced to parole information regarding the individual's
voting rights, how the individual may register to vote and cast a ballot,
and how the individual may obtain voter information materials.
Section 5 repeals existing statutory provisions permitting a person
on parole to preregister to vote so that the person is automatically
registered to vote after being released from parole.

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