H.R.3576 - Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 09/15/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/19/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3576 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/15/2009)
Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2009 - 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, at the time of the election, such individual is serving a felony sentence in a correctional institution or facility or is on parole or probation for a felony offense.
Authorizes the Attorney General or private individuals to bring civil actions to remedy violations of this Act.
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 Voting Rights Act of 1965 or the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.