To secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2009
Length: 10 pages
Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Aug 1, 2008
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6778 (110th).
Jan 6, 2009
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H.R. 59 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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