Cmte Sub for House Bill No. 1310


BY: Representative Reynolds


     AMEND by inserting the following language after line 842 and by renumbering the succeeding section:

"    SECTION 13.  (1)  This section shall be known as the Veterans Enfranchising Act.

     (2)  (a)  Supplemental to any other provision of law that pertains to disenfranchisement, a veteran, as defined in Title 38 of the United States Code, who is otherwise a qualified elector under the provisions of subsection (1) and has been convicted of a nonviolent disenfranchising crime listed in Section 241, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, or of any nonviolent crime interpreted as disenfranchising in later Attorney General opinions, shall have his or her right to vote suspended upon conviction but shall have his or her right to vote automatically restored once he or she has satisfied all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction. 

          (b)  The provisions of this subsection shall only apply to veterans who have been honorably discharged."

     Further, amend the title to conform.