H.R. 59 (111th): Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3576 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 15, 2009

Sponsor
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6778 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2008

H.R. 3576 (Related)
Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 15, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified ex-offenders who have served their sentences.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
Ex-Offenders Voting Rights 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.
Requires the chief correctional officer of each state to inform convicted felons within 30 days after their release of their right to vote in elections for federal office and the date of the next election in which they are eligible to vote.
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.

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