AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RIGHT OF INCARCERATED FELONS TO VOTE.
Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its
purpose, which is to disqualify forthwith all incarcerated felons from voting
in elections, 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,
SECTION 1.Section 1 of chapter 50 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000
Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the
word "jail", in line 131, the following words:- , except if by reason of a
SECTION 2.Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as so appearing,
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "guardianship", in
line 2, the following words:- or incarcerated in a correctional
facility due to a felony conviction,.