Legislative Update: Restore the Vote scheduled for a hearing!

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H.F. 951, the voting rights restoration bill, has been scheduled for a hearing in the Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance committee for Thursday, March 22, at 10:15 a.m. in 10 State Office Building. If you are interested in attending and coordinating with the coalition, contact Jana Kooren at jkooren@aclu-mn.org or 651-485-5925.

H.F. 951 was introduced last session to the Minnesota House of Representatives. The bill would restore voting rights to the more than 50,000 people living and working in Minnesota who have had their voting rights taken away due to a felony conviction.

MORE ABOUT THE BILL

H.F. 951

Representatives Dehn, R.; Hertaus; Zerwas; McDonald; Moran; Omar; Maye Quade; Mariani; Cornish; Lee; Allen; Flanagan and Freiberg introduced:

  1. A bill for an act relating to public safety; restoring the civil right to vote to an individual upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed. The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

FACT SHEET

Here is the most up-to-date Fact Sheet with the list of RTV members on the second page.

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