MS SB2358 | 2021 | Regular Session


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]


An Act To Provide That The Governor May Restore The Right Of Suffrage To Certain Persons Disqualified By Reason Of Conviction Of A Disenfranchising Crime; To Provide That A Person Shall Be Enfranchised After Completing Any Sentence And Paying Any Fines Imposed By The Sentencing Court For Such Crime; To Require The Mississippi Department Of Corrections Or The Sentencing Court, Whichever Is Appropriate, To Issue A Written Report To The Governor On Persons Who Meet The Requisite Conditions For Restoration Of Suffrage Rights; To Amend Section 23-15-11, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; To Amend Section 23-15-19, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That A Person Who Presents An Executive Order Restoring The Right Of Suffrage Shall Not Be Denied The Right To Register To Vote Based On A Conviction Of A Disenfranchising Crime; To Amend Section 23-15-151, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Circuit Clerk Shall Keep A File Of Certified Copies Of Executive Orders Restoring Suffrage Rights; 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 By Executive Order Is Not Disqualified From Registering To Vote; 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 Been Issued An Executive Order Restoring Suffrage Rights; To Amend Sections 47-7-41, 47-5-157 And 47-7-31, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Department Of Corrections To Investigate And Issue Regular Written Reports To The Governor On Those Persons Who Should Be Considered For Executive Pardon; To Create A Section Of Law To Provide That Any Person Granted An Executive Pardon Shall Be Entitled To Have His Or Her Record Expunged; And For Related Purposes.

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Expunction and reenfranchisment; revise procedure for requesting.



2021-02-02SenateDied In Committee
2021-01-15SenateReferred 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
231539Amended CodeSee Bill Text
231547Amended CodeSee Bill Text
475157Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47731Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47741Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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