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H.B. 1001: Ex-Felon Voting Rights (1997)

#OnThisDay in 1997, the 75th TX legislature, passed HB1001, which amended the Election Code to clarify the voting rights (eligibility) of fully discharged ex-felons, and it eliminated the 5-year waiting period established by HB718. In 1983, the 68th Session of the TX Leg passed HB718, which abolished the life-time voting ban on ex-felons, but included a 5-year waiting period before ex-felons would become eligible to vote. Learn more: -- TXSLL: -- TXSOS: -- 75th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 114) -- 68th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 77) -- HB1001 Text: -- HB718 Text: (pg. 23) -- HB718 Election Law Opinion: -- JSTOR: (pg. 82)
Thursday, September 01, 2022
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