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Old 10-13-2018, 01:27 AM
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Post Amendment 4 will give felons their lives back and save the rest of us money

Florida’s 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and a second chance. The Voting Restoration Amendment is a proposed constitutional amendment that would grant most of the 1.7 million convicted felons the right to vote and help select their leaders for local, state and federal offices.


Don't forget to vote on November 6 -- YES on Amendment 4, restoration of rights to felons.
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Amendment 4, giving felons the right to vote, did pass in November. Yea!! Right? Not so fast. Implementation was held up for bs reasons...shortly afterward, it was proposed by the GOP that felons should have all fees, fines, restitution, etc paid before they could register to vote. Amendment 4 did not include language for that assertion, so now the House & Senate both have a version of an amendment to Amendment 4 adding such language

House passes Amendment 4 bill requiring felons to pay up before they can vote

After hours of debate, the Florida House on Wednesday passed along party lines its version of a bill implementing Amendment 4, which was supposed to restore the right to vote to more than a million former felons.

The 71-45 vote sets up a potential dispute with the Senate over whether court fines, fees and restitution should be required before felons can vote.

The House bill requires all of those to be paid before a felon can vote.

The Senate bill requires restitution to be paid, but not court fees and fines if those have been converted to a civil lien, which often happens. It has yet to be heard on the Senate floor.

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