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. 7 8 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 9 Florida: 10 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 bequalified 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 40 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.