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Voting Rights

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House Bill 232 was a proposed constitutional amendment that would have, if approved by voters, automatically restored 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.

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 had bipartisan sponsorship and support.

HB 232 was not assigned to a committee and legislative leaders denied the bill a hearing or a vote.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports