Legislature approves bill to restore ex-felon voting rights

The Nebraska Legislature has approved a bill (LB 75) that would restore voting rights to ex-felons immediately after they complete their prison sentence or probation. The bill eliminates the current two-year waiting period before voting rights can be restored. The Legislature approved the bill on a 27-13 vote, with nine abstentions.  More information here. Update:Continue reading “Legislature approves bill to restore ex-felon voting rights”

Bill to immediately restore ex-felon voting rights closer to approval

The Nebraska Legislature gave initial approval to a bill that would allow ex-felons to regain their right to vote immediately after completing their prison sentence or probation. There is currently a two year wait before voting rights can be restored. The Legislature gave first round approval to the bill (LB 75) on Friday. It mustContinue reading “Bill to immediately restore ex-felon voting rights closer to approval”

Committee advances bill to immediately restore ex-felon voting rights

A Nebraska Legislative committee has advanced a bill (LB75) that would immediately restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their sentence. Current law requires a two year waiting period before voting rights are restored. The Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee advanced the bill on a 5-1 vote after a hearing Wednesday. Read moreContinue reading “Committee advances bill to immediately restore ex-felon voting rights”