H.R. 3335 (111th): Democracy Restoration Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jul 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 24, 2009
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 7136 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 2008

H.R. 2212 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 16, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 24, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2009
 
 
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7/24/2009--Introduced.
Democracy Restoration Act of 2009 - Declares that the right of a U.S. citizen to vote in any election for federal office shall not be denied or abridged because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense unless, at the time of the election, such individual is serving a felony sentence in a correctional institution or facility. Provides for enforcement and remedies for violations of this Act.
Specifies that:
(1) nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a state from enacting any state law that affords the right to vote in any election for federal office on terms less restrictive than those terms established by this Act; and
(2) the rights and remedies established by this Act shall be in addition to all other rights and remedies provided by law, and shall not supersede, restrict, or limit the application of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 or the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Prohibits any state, unit of local government, or other person from receiving or using any federal grant amounts to construct or improve a place of incarceration unless that person has a program to notify each U.S. citizen incarcerated in that person's jurisdiction, on release from such incarceration, of that individual's rights under this Act.

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