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H.B. 1001: Ex-Felon Voting Rights (1997)

#OnThisDay in 1997, the 75th TX legislature, passed HB1001, which amended the Election Code to clarify the voting rights (eligibility) of fully discharged ex-felons, and it eliminated the 5-year waiting period established by HB718.

In 1983, the 68th Session of the TX Leg passed HB718, which abolished the life-time voting ban on ex-felons, but included a 5-year waiting period before ex-felons would become eligible to vote.

Learn more:



-- 75th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 114)

-- 68th #TXLege Summary: (pg. 77)

-- HB1001 Text:

-- HB718 Text: (pg. 23)

-- HB718 Election Law Opinion:

-- JSTOR: (pg. 82)
Thursday, September 1, 2022
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