VA HJR563 | 2013 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 4 2012 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2013-02-05 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: House Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies who have completed service of their sentence including any period or condition of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The present Constitution provides for restoration of rights by the Governor. The proposed amendment retains the right of the Governor to restore civil rights and adds the alternative for restoration of rights pursuant to general law.

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Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies.


Roll Calls

2013-01-14 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N) (Y: 5 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2013-02-05HouseLeft in Privileges and Elections
2013-01-14HouseSubcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
2013-01-11HouseAssigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
2012-12-04HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2012-12-04HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101391D


Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments 750