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S. 1588 (115th): Democracy Restoration Act of 2017

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A bill to secure Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.

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Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2017
Length: 13 pages
Introduced
Jul 19, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 19, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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What legislators are saying

Cardin Praises Bipartisan Passage of the First Step Act by 87-12 Vote, Says It Must Be the Start of Criminal Justice Reform Efforts, Not the End
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Dec 18, 2018

Cardin Renews Call to Create a National Standard for Restoring Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated Americans
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jul 21, 2017

Cardin Renews Call to Create a National Standard for Restoring Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated Americans
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jul 21, 2017

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History

Jul 19, 2017
 
Introduced

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S. 1588 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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