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Conyers Introduces Bills To Restore Voting Rights To Former Prisoners – BEFORE The End Of Their Sentence

I have to say, I do feel that felons that have paid their debt should be allowed to vote. However………………that is not what Conyers wants. His bill will allow voting for anyone that is not currently incarcerated. 

According to the bill in it’s current form this will impact 4 million people. The problem, 2 million of these people are still on some form of parole, probation or  confined to a residential community treatment center (or similar public or private facility). Conyers wants to allow these persons to vote BEFORE they have paid their debt, he seems to have forgotten that parole and probation are not an end to their sentence. Further, the bill stipulates that the person will not be required to pay any restitution prior to their rights being returned.

The onus of notifying the person of their voting right will be borne by either or both the State and Federal goverment depending on the case. This will not be an assumed right, they will REQUIRE notification. So, what happens if a notification slips through the cracks? Well, there will be a lawsuit of course.

The bill is named the “Democracy Restoration Act of 2009”  – translation – Democrat Restoration Act of 2009.

STATE

DATE OF NOTIFICATION.—

(A) FELONY CONVICTION.—In the case of such an individual who has been convicted of a felony, the notification required under paragraph (1) shall be given on the date on which the individual—

(i) is sentenced to serve only a term of probation; or

(ii) is released from the custody of that State (other than to the custody of another State or the Federal Government to serve a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction).

(B) MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION.—In the case of such an individual who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, the notification required under paragraph (1) shall be given on the date on which such individual is sentenced by a State court.

 FEDERAL

(A) FELONY CONVICTION.—In the case of such an individual who has been convicted of a felony, the notification required under paragraph (1) shall be given on the date on which the individual—

 (i) is sentenced to serve only a term of probation by a court established by an Act of Congress; or

(ii) is released from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (other than to the custody of a State to serve a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction).

(B) MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION.—In the case of such an individual who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, the notification required under paragraph (1) shall be given on the date on which such individual is sentenced by a State court.

DEFINITIONS.

For purposes of this Act:

(1) CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION OR FACILITY.—The term ‘‘correctional institution or facility’’ means any prison, penitentiary, jail, or other institution or facility for the confinement of individuals convicted of criminal offenses, whether publicly or privately operated, except that such term does not include any residential community treatment center (or similar public or private facility).

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Conyers Doesn’t Believe In Reading Bills. None Of Them.

 You can always county on Conyers to let the truth slip. Everyone is up in arms because of his comment regarding not reading the healthcare bill – this wasn’t a slip – or the first time he said it.

Conyers comment on the Healthcare bill.

Conyers comment on the Patriot Act.

We all know he didn’t read the stimulus………………

If you have time you really should listen to the entire speech. We all know that Conyers is in favor of universal healthcare, did you realize that he believes that healthcare is a Constitutional right?  And he’s introducing a Constitutional Amendment that will clearly state that healthcare is a ‘right’ in the United States.

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