H.R.259 - Civic Participation and Rehabilitation Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 01/08/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/06/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.|
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Summary: H.R.259 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Civic Participation and Rehabilitation Act of 2003 - Declares that the right of 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 the individual is serving a felony sentence in a correctional institution or facility at the time of the election.
Introduced in House (01/08/2003)
Authorizes the Attorney General, in a civil action, to obtain any declaratory or injunctive relief necessary to remedy a violation of this Act. Creates a private right of action, subject to specified requirements.