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Voting Rights

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House Bill 232 would automatically restore voting rights to almost all people who have a felony in their past upon completion of their prison sentence, probation or parole. It would restore other civil rights after a five-year waiting period.

HB 232 is a proposed constitutional amendment and would be placed on the November 2022 ballot if approved by legislators.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Reps. Jason Nemes, Pamela Stevenson, William Lawrence and others

HB 232 is similar to legislation passed by a House committee last year that received no further consideration when the pandemic curtailed the 2020 session. It has bipartisan sponsorship and support.

HB 232 has not yet been assigned to a committee but should go to the Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports