CRC - 2017 P 7 By Commissioners Smith and Joyner smithc-00007-17 20177__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 4 of Article VI of the State Constitution to 3 restore voting rights of certain felons upon 4 completion of sentence. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 Section 4 of Article VI of the State Constitution is 10 amended to read: 11 ARTICLE VI 12 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS 13 SECTION 4. Disqualifications.— 14 (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this 15 or any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be 16 qualified to vote or hold office until restoration of civil 17 rights or removal of disability. Except as provided in 18 subsection (b) of this section, any disqualification from voting 19 arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting 20 rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of 21 sentence including parole or probation. 22 (b) No person convicted of murder or a felony sexual 23 offense shall be qualified to vote until restoration of civil 24 rights. 25 (c) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to 26 any of the following offices: 27 (1) Florida representative, 28 (2) Florida senator, 29 (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, 30 (4) any office of the Florida cabinet, 31 (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or 32 (6) U.S. Senator from Florida 33 34 if, by the end of the current term of office, the person will 35 have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that 36 office for eight consecutive years.