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Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015

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A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of non-violent persons when released from incarceration.


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02/11/2015Introduced in Senate

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02/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV]* 02/11/2015

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Senate Judiciary02/11/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/11/2015)

Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015

Declares that the right of a U.S. citizen to vote in any election for federal office shall not be denied or abridged because the individual has been convicted of a non-violent criminal offense, unless, at the time of the election, the individual is serving a sentence in a correctional facility or a term of probation.

Restores the right to vote of an individual on probation: (1) on the date the term of probation ends, if such term is less than one year; or (2) one year after the date the individual begins serving the term of probation, if such term is one year or longer.

Directs the Attorney General to determine and establish a list of the criminal offenses under federal and state law that are non-violent criminal offenses.

Provides for enforcement of, and remedies for violations of, this Act.

Sets forth requirements for state and federal notification of individuals of their voting rights pursuant to this Act.

Prohibits a state, local government, or other person from receiving or using federal grant amounts to construct or improve a place of incarceration unless that person has in effect a program under which each incarcerated individual is notified, upon release, of his or her rights under this Act.