H.R. 1459: Democracy Restoration Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 19, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 19, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 19, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015
Length: 13 pages

Prognosis:

0% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

4.4 million citizens with criminal records who have served their time remained barred from voting in federal elections.

It’s not only a civil rights issue but also a political issue: Criminal disenfranchisement laws may have swung Florida in the 2000 presidential election towards the Republicans and could have a similar effect again. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe caused controversy ...

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History

Mar 19, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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