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H.B. 718 Ex-felony Voting Rights

#OnThisDay in 1983, the 68th Texas legislature passed HB718, which abolished the life-time voting ban on ex-felons, but included a 5-yr waiting period before ex-felons would become eligible to vote.

On Sept 1, 1997, the 75th Texas legislature passed HB1001 eliminated the 5-yr waiting period.

Learn more:

-- TSLL:

-- 75th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 114)

-- 68th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 77)

-- HB1001 Text:

-- HB718 Text: (pg. 23)

-- HB718 Election Law Opinion:

-- JSTOR: (pg. 82)
Monday, August 29, 2022
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