Friday October 18, 2019
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Senate Bill Restoring Voting Rights Passes

Senate Bill 299 was passed unanimously in the State Senate yesterday. The bill will give the General Assembly the authority to restore voting rights to some felons.

Some say that the bill does not go far enough, stating that while the General Assembly can restore voting rights, the bill does not specify which felons will regain their voting rights.

State Senator Robert Stivers, the Bill’s sponsor, believes that the authority first needs to be given to the General Assembly, then there can be a process to determine who would get their voting rights restored.

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