MS SB2231 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

An Act To Restore The Right Of Suffrage To Certain Persons Disqualified By Reason Of Conviction Of A Disenfranchising Crime; To Provide That Such Persons Shall Be Enfranchised After Completing The Term Of Incarceration And Parole Or Upon The Imposition Of A Probation-only Sentence For Such Crimes; To Amend Section 23-15-11, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; To Amend Section 23-15-19, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit The Removal Of A Person's Name From The Statewide Elections Management System Unless The Person Is Serving A Term Of Incarceration Or Parole For A Disenfranchising Crime At The Time Of Removal; To Provide That A Court's Certification Of A Conviction For Purposes Of Removal From The Statewide Elections Management System Must Indicate The Type Of Sentence Imposed; To Amend Section 23-15-151, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Circuit Clerk's Enrollment Book Listing The Names Of Persons Convicted Of Disenfranchising Crimes Must Be Updated To Exclude The Names Of Those Persons Enfranchised Under This Act; To Amend Sections 23-15-125 And 23-15-153, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Voter Roll And Pollbooks Must Be Updated In A Manner Consistent With This Act; To Amend Sections 23-15-39 And 23-15-47, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Secretary Of State Will Adopt Voter Registration Applications Which State That A Person Restored The Right Of Suffrage Under This Act Is Not Disqualified From Registering To Vote; To Amend Sections 23-15-213, 23-15-223 And 23-15-239, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Secretary Of State Will Develop And Implement Training For Election Commissioners, Registrars And Poll Managers Which Will Instruct Them On Their Duties With Regard To Persons Restored The Right Of Suffrage Under This Act; To Amend Section 23-15-165, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Secretary Of State Will Update The Statewide Elections Management System In A Manner That Will Allow Local Election Officials To Verify Whether A Person Has A Disqualifying Conviction; To Bring Forward Section 23-15-573, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides The Procedure For Casting An Affidavit Ballot, For Purposes Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

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Title

Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence or placement on probation.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-02SenateDied In Committee
2021-01-11SenateReferred To Elections;Constitution

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
231511Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315125Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315151Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315153Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315165Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231519Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315213Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315223Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315239Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231539Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231547Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315573New CodeSee Bill Text

Mississippi State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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