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6 A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE PROPOSING TO AMEND THE UTAH
7 CONSTITUTION; ELIMINATING THE VOTING RIGHTS OF CONVICTED FELONS;
8 AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
9 This resolution proposes to change the Utah Constitution as follows:
11 ARTICLE IV, SECTION 6
12 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each of
13 the two houses voting in favor thereof:
14 Section 1. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article IV, Section 6, to read:
15 Article IV, Section 6. [Mentally incompetent persons, convicted felons, and certain
16 criminals ineligible to vote.]
18 court in Utah, or any person convicted of treason[
19 restored to civil rights as provided by the Legislature, [
21 Section 2. Submittal to electors.
22 The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the electors of
23 the state of Utah at the next general election in the manner provided by law.
24 Section 3. Effective date.
25 If approved by the electors of the state, the amendment proposed by this joint resolution
26 shall take effect on January 1, 1999.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-20-97 10:36 AM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
The Government Operations Interim Committee recommended this bill.
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