Senator from North Minneapolis Heralds the Bill Signing as a Monumental Occasion SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This morning, Governor Walz signed Restore the Vote (HF 28) into state law. The legislation, chief authored by Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis),… Read More »Senate President Bobby Joe Champion’s Restore the Vote Signed into Law by Governor Tim Walz
Restore the Vote
Members of Senate POCI Caucus Praise Historic Passage of Restore the Vote and Drivers Licenses for All
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a victory for the rights and dignity of tens of thousands of Minnesotans, the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to Restore the Vote for formerly incarcerated people and then passed legislation early Wednesday morning to allow Driver’s Licenses for All Minnesotans regardless of immigration status. The legislation, HF 28 and HF 4, passed by votes of 35-30 and 34-31 respectively.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate passed Senator Bobby Joe Champion’s bill to restore the right to vote to incarcerated Minnesotans upon completion of their prison sentence. In response, Chair of the Elections Committee Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) released the following statement:
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This evening, the Minnesota Senate passed Restore the Vote with bipartisan support. The legislation, chief authored by Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis), restores voting rights for individuals with felony records who are not incarcerated. The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled that the Legislature needed to act in order to restore this right.
Senate Majority Leader Dziedzic, Senate President Champion Release Statement on Court Decision on Restoring Voting Rights
Two Lawmakers Say Senate Will Continue to Press Restore the Vote Legislation For Minnesotans Who Have Served their Terms of Incarceration
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) and Senate President Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statements after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against reinstating the right to vote for individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of their term of incarceration:
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Yesterday, a bill that would restore the right to vote to Minnesotans who have been released from incarceration after being convicted of felony charges was heard for the first time in the Senate Elections Committee. Right now, these individuals lose the right to vote until after their probation or parole is completed. In response, Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Chair of the Elections Committee, released the following statement: