HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3153        FILED ON: 1/20/2023

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 724

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Erika Uyterhoeven

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to voting rights restoration.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Erika Uyterhoeven

27th Middlesex

1/20/2023

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

2/1/2023

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

2/1/2023

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

2/4/2023

Samantha Montaño

15th Suffolk

2/10/2023

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

2/13/2023

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

5/2/2023

Carlos González

10th Hampden

10/24/2023

Manny Cruz

7th Essex

1/25/2024

Margaret R. Scarsdale

1st Middlesex

2/14/2024


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3153        FILED ON: 1/20/2023

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 724

By Representative Uyterhoeven of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 724) of Erika Uyterhoeven and others for legislation to restore voting rights to incarcerated felons.  Election Laws.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Third General Court
(2023-2024)

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An Act relative to voting rights restoration.

 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to restore voting rights to incarcerated felons,, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 50 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 138 and 139, the following words:- “, except if by reason of a felony conviction”.

SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the following words:- “or incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction,”.