2007 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 488
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ross, Ali, Anderson, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carter, Davis, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Haynes, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, Lawton, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Ramirez, Rice, Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, Taylor, F. Turner, and Walker
Voter Registration Protection Act


Altering specified qualifications for voter registration; providing that an individual is not qualified to register to vote if the individual has been convicted of a felony and is actually serving a court-ordered sentence imposed for the conviction; repealing specified conditions relating to the eligibility of specified felons convicted of specified crimes to register to vote; modifying the criteria under which a specified criminal penalty may be imposed; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order 3/23 (Delegate Dwyer) Adopted
Special Order 3/26 (Delegate Hixson) Adopted
Special Order next session (Delegate Hixson) Adopted
Special Order 4/3 (Delegate Hixson) Adopted
Special Order 4/9 (Delegate Hixson) Adopted
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 3-102 , 16-202 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 945467/01     Offered on: March 22, 2007   at: 11:55 a.m.     Status: Adopted