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H.R. 7040 - Ex-Offender Voter Registration Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-10-05
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7040


    To amend title 18, United States Code, to direct the Bureau of Prisons to provide certain voting information to Federal prisoners upon their release from prison.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 2018

    Mr. Jeffries (for himself, Ms. Meng, and Ms. Barragán) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to direct the Bureau of Prisons to provide certain voting information to Federal prisoners upon their release from prison.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ex-Offender Voter Registration Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Provision of voting information to Federal prisoners.

Section 4042(a)(E) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after clause (vii) the following:

“(viii) The laws and regulations governing the right of an individual convicted of a felony who has been released from prison to vote in each of the 50 States, and, for the State in which the prisoner will reside upon release, any voter registration or application forms that the prisoner will need to complete in order to vote.”.


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