S.2666 - Civic Participation Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 05/25/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/25/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.2666 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Civic Participation Act of 2000 - Declares that the right of an individual who is a U.S. citizen to vote in any election for Federal office shall not be denied or abridged because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense unless, at the time of the election, such individual: (1) is serving a felony sentence in a correctional institution or facility; or (2) is on parole or probation for a felony offense. Provides for enforcement and remedies for violations of this Act.
Introduced in Senate (05/25/2000)
Specifies that: (1) nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a State from enacting any State law that affords the right to vote in any election for Federal office on terms less restrictive than those terms established by this Act; and (2) the rights and remedies established by this Act shall be in addition to all other rights and remedies provided by law, and shall not supersede, restrict, or limit the application of the Voters Rights Act of 1965 or the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.