Under current law, individuals convicted of felonies involving moral turpitude may only regain the right to vote after they complete several requirements, including paying all fines, court costs, fees, and victim restitution. The Attorney General has interpreted this to require the payment of all court ordered payments related to any convictions of the individuals including convictions that did not cause disenfranchisement, such as felonies that do not involve moral turpitude and misdemeanors
This bill would specify that only those fines, costs, fees, and victim restitution associated with convictions resulting in disenfranchisement are to be considered when determining whether the person is eligible to regain the right to vote
To amend Section 15-22-36.1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the restoration of voting rights; to specify that the requirement that all fines, costs, fees, and victim restitution be paid in order to be eligible to apply for the restoration of voting rights would apply only to any disenfranchising convictions.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 25, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|January 12, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections|
|Bill Text||SB221 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|