Under existing law, there is an established procedure for the restoration of voting rights of felons who have satisfactorily completed conditions of their sentence. Restoration of voting rights is made through an application to the Board of Pardons and Paroles
This bill would provide for the automatic restoration of voting rights of a person who has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude when he or she is discharged from incarceration. The bill would have retroactive effect
To provide for the Alabama Restoration of Voting Rights Act; to amend Sections 15-22-36 and 17-3-31, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that a person who has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude would have his or her voting rights restored when he or she is discharged from incarceration; to repeal Section 15-22-36.1, Code of Alabama 1975; and to provide for a retroactive effect.
|March 19, 2015||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||SB294 Alabama 2015 Session - Introduced|