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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2006

LCO No. 5321

   
 

*HB0578105321HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. GREEN, 1st Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5781

File No. 503

Cal. No. 338

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 9-46a of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) A person who has been convicted of a felony and committed to confinement in a federal or other state correctional institution or facility or community residence shall have such person's electoral privileges restored [upon submission of written or other satisfactory proof to the admitting official before whom such person presents his or her qualifications to be admitted as an elector, that all fines in conjunction with the conviction have been paid and that] once such person has been discharged from confinement, and, if applicable, parole.

(b) Upon the release from confinement in a correctional institution or facility or a community residence of a person who has been convicted of a felony and committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction and, if applicable, the discharge of such person from parole, (1) the person shall have the right to become an elector, (2) the Commissioner of Correction shall give the person a document certifying that the person has been released from such confinement and, if applicable, has been discharged from parole, (3) if the person was an elector at the time of such felony conviction and, after such release and any such discharge, is residing in the same municipality in which the person resided at the time of such felony conviction, the person's electoral privileges shall be restored, [upon submitting to an admitting official such document or other satisfactory proof that the person has been released from such confinement and, if applicable, discharged from parole,] and (4) if the person was an elector at the time of such felony conviction and, after such release and any such discharge, is residing in a different municipality or if the person was not an elector at the time of such felony conviction, the person's electoral privileges shall be restored or granted upon submitting to an admitting official [(A)] satisfactory proof of the person's qualifications to be admitted as an elector. [, and (B) such document or other satisfactory proof that the person has been released from confinement and, if applicable, discharged from parole. ] The provisions of subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive, of this subsection shall not apply to any person convicted of a felony for a violation of any provision of this title until such person has been discharged from any parole or probation for such felony. [No admitting official shall require that a person under this subsection submit a document from the Commissioner of Correction, as described in subdivision (2) of this subsection, in order to prove that the person has been discharged from confinement and, if applicable, discharged from parole. ]"