Felon Voting Rights Amendment Clears Committee

by Tony McVeigh on February 8, 2011

A constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have served their time has cleared a Kentucky House committee.

This is Lexington Rep. Jesse Crenshaw’s fifth attempt to win passage of the measure, and he remains optimistic of its chances.

“I’m gonna work as hard as I can,” he says. “I hope we can get it out of the House and the Senate and enacted into law. I’m not speaking for the governor, but I feel optimistic that the governor will sign it if it makes it through both houses.”

The committee also approved a constitutional amendment assuring Kentuckians’ right to hunt and fish. Both bills now go to the House floor.

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Ron Meyer February 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

As felons we have served out time and payed out debt to society as such I right should be restored. We should not be disenfranchised for life because of our past mistakes, to do this is a life punishment and counter productive to us and society.

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