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AG on Felons Voting Rights



Attorney General McCollum says that on Thursday, when the Clemency Board meets to consider Gov. Crist's proposal for restoring felons' voting rights, he plans to offer an amendment.

McCollum wants felons to wait at least five years before they get their rights automatically restored, because, "waiting is going to help determine whether or not they're repeat offenders."

He said that once they get their rights restored, they can also serve on a jury and get occupational licenses, which really worries him. He called repeat offenders a potentially "dangerous group of people," and "I don't think I want to give them that occupational license."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:41pm]


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