SB 1199
Modifies voting qualifications
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LR Number:
4384S.01I
Last Action:
5/17/2024 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
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Effective Date:
January 1, 2025

Current Bill Summary

SB 1199 - Under current law, no person shall be entitled to vote while confined under a sentence of imprisonment or while on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such probation or parole. This act changes those prohibitions by only prohibiting persons from voting while confined after conviction of a felony or after conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage

Current law also provides that a person who is convicted of any offense shall be disqualified from registering and voting in any election while confined under a sentence of imprisonment. This act limits this provision to felonies only while confined.

This act is effective January 1, 2025.

This act is substantially similar to SB 376 (2023) and provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 72 (2023) and similar to HCS/HB 248 (2023) and HB 385 (2023), HB 387 (2023), a provision in HB 642 (2023), HB 859 (2023), SB 542 (2020), HB 1780 (2020), HB 1951 (2020), HB 2268 (2020), HB 2362 (2020), HB 2410 (2020), SB 167 (2017), and SB 924 (2016).

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Amendments

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