CRC - 2017                                                  P 21
       By Commissioner Rouson
       rousond-00008-17                                        201721__
    1                         A proposal to amend                       
    2         Section 4 of Article VI of the State Constitution to
    3         specify which convicted felons are subject to the
    4         automatic suspension of civil rights and to provide
    5         that any convicted felon may not vote or hold office
    6         until certain conditions are met.
    8  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
    9  Florida:
   11         Section 4 of Article VI of the State Constitution is
   12  amended to read:
   13                             ARTICLE VI                            
   14                       SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS                      
   15         SECTION 4. Disqualifications.—
   16         (a)(1) No person convicted of a life or capital felony, a
   17  forcible felony defined under state law as murder; manslaughter;
   18  sexual battery; carjacking; home-invasion robbery; robbery;
   19  burglary; arson; kidnapping; aggravated assault; aggravated
   20  battery; aggravated stalking; aircraft piracy; unlawful
   21  throwing; projecting, placing, or discharging of a destructive
   22  device or bomb; or any other felony involving the use or threat
   23  of physical force or violence against any individual, or
   24  adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally
   25  incompetent, is shall be qualified to vote or hold office until
   26  restoration of civil rights or removal of disability.
   27         (2) No person convicted of a felony may vote or hold office
   28  until the person has been released from incarceration and any
   29  post-conviction supervision, and has paid all court costs and
   30  court-ordered restitution or has established a payment plan to
   31  pay all court costs and court-ordered restitution.
   32         (b) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to
   33  any of the following offices:
   34         (1) Florida representative,
   35         (2) Florida senator,
   36         (3) Florida Lieutenant governor,
   37         (4) any office of the Florida cabinet,
   38         (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or
   39         (6) U.S. Senator from Florida
   41  if, by the end of the current term of office, the person will
   42  have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that
   43  office for eight consecutive years.