2007 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 488

File Code: Elections Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 554
Sponsored By:
Senators Britt, Conway, Currie, Gladden, Kelley, Pugh, and Rosapepe
Entitled:
Voter Registration Protection Act

Synopsis:

Altering specified qualifications for voter registration; providing that an individual is not qualified to register to vote if the individual has been convicted of a felony and is actually serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation, for the conviction; repealing specified conditions relating to the eligibility of specified felons convicted of specified crimes to register to vote; repealing the definition of "infamous crime"; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
2/2
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
2/14
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
3/21
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments
Laid Over (Senator Dyson) Adopted
3/22
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted (28-17)
Floor Amendment (Senator Mooney) Rejected (19-26)
Floor Amendment (Senator Jacobs) Rejected (23-24)
Floor Amendment (Senator Greenip) Rejected (23-24)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/23
Third Reading Passed (28-19)
3/25
Returned Passed
House Action
3/20
First Reading Ways and Means
3/26
Favorable Report by Ways and Means
3/22
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/23
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Benson) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Rejected (50-86)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Haddaway) Rejected (47-85)
Floor Amendment (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (58-76)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Benson) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (78-60)
Action after passage in Senate and House
4/24
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 159

Sponsored by:

Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Clerks of Court
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Ex-Offenders
Parole and Probation
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Reports
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 1-101 , 1-101 , 3-102 , 3-504 , 16-202 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Senate
Number: 184632/01     Offered on: March 22, 2007   at: 12:25 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 453227/04     Offered on: March 22, 2007   at: 12:42 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 483528/03     Offered on: March 22, 2007   at: 12:47 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 893228/02     Offered on: March 22, 2007   at: 12:44 p.m.     Status: Rejected
House
Number: 453027/01     Offered on: March 26, 2007   at: 8:24 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 783121/01     Offered on: March 26, 2007   at: 8:05 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 783620/01     Offered on: March 26, 2007   at: 8:17 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 22, 2007: Favorable with Amendments Adopted (28-17)
March 22, 2007: Floor Amendment (Mooney) {453227/4 Rejected (19-26)
March 22, 2007: Floor Amendment (Jacobs) {893228/2 Rejected (23-24)
March 22, 2007: Floor Amendment (Greenip) {483528/3 Rejected (23-24)
March 23, 2007: Third Reading Passed (28-19)
House
March 23, 2007: Floor Amendment (Shank) Rejected (50-86)
March 23, 2007: Floor Amendment (Haddaway) {783620/1 Rejected (47-85)
March 23, 2007: Floor Amendment (ODonnell) {453027/1 Rejected (58-76)
March 23, 2007: Third Reading Passed (78-60)