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 === Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored? === === Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored? ===
  
-It depends on when the conviction was\\  \\ After July 1, 2006: Any felony sex offense involving minor can not vote\\ Before July 1, 2006: People convicted of a felony between Jan151973, and May 17, 1981, are eligible to register to vote regardless of the crime committedPeople convicted of certain felonies prior to Jan15, 1973 may be barred from votingAll people convicted of a felony since 1981, except for some serious felonies such as murder, rape, treason and voter fraud, may apply to the Board of Probation and Parole for voting restoration upon completion of their sentence. \\ [[https://felonvoting.procon.org/sourcefiles/tennessee-felony-voter-registration-2017.pdf|https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/restoration-voting-rights]]+The Tennessee Constitution denies the right to vote persons convicted of an infamous crime (Tenn. Const. Art. 1, § 5). Any felony is considered an “infamous crime” and disqualifies person from exercising the right of suffrage (T.C.A§ 40-20-112). Those convicted of infamous crimes may petition for restoration upon completion of the sentence or be pardoned by the governor (T.C.A. § 40-29-101§ 2-19-143). Proof of restoration is needed in order to register to vote (T.C.A. § 2-2-139).\\ 
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 +Restoration of voting rights Tennessee secretary of state home page\\ 
 +[[https://felonvoting.procon.org/sourcefiles/tennessee-felony-voter-registration-2017.pdf|https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/restoration-voting-rights]]
  
 === What does the state say about persons who are required to register? === === What does the state say about persons who are required to register? ===
  
-[[https://www.tn.gov/tbi/general-information/tennessee-sex-offender-registry.html|https://www.tn.gov/tbi/general-information/tennessee-sex-offender-registry.html]] \\+[[https://www.tn.gov/tbi/general-information/tennessee-sex-offender-registry.html|https://www.tn.gov/tbi/general-information/tennessee-sex-offender-registry.html]]\\
 [[http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1395/1395-01-05.pdf|http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1395/1395-01-05.pdf]] [[http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1395/1395-01-05.pdf|http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1395/1395-01-05.pdf]]
  
 === How does the state’s legislative process work? === === How does the state’s legislative process work? ===
  
-[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html]] \\ +[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html]]\\ 
-[[https://4h.tennessee.edu/stcong/nourgov/lawmaking.htm|https://4h.tennessee.edu/stcong/nourgov/lawmaking.htm]] \\ +\\ 
-[[https://libguides.utk.edu/tnlegs|https://libguides.utk.edu/tnlegs]]+How a bill becomes a law\\ 
 +[[https://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html|https://www.capitol.tn.gov/about/billtolaw.html]]\\ 
 +\\ 
 +Bill Search\\ 
 +[[https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billsearch/BillSearchAdvanced.aspx|https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billsearch/BillSearchAdvanced.aspx]]\\ 
 +\\ 
 +Bill Registration\\ 
 +[[https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx|https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx]]
  
 === How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues? === === How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues? ===
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 === How to sign up for notifications of bill movement: === === How to sign up for notifications of bill movement: ===
  
-[[https://apps.tn.gov/tntrack/|https://apps.tn.gov/tntrack/]] \\+[[https://apps.tn.gov/tntrack/|https://apps.tn.gov/tntrack/]]\\
 [[https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx|https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx]] [[https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx|https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/mybills/Login.aspx]]
  
 === Most important legislative committees for our issues are: === === Most important legislative committees for our issues are: ===
  
-Senate Judiciary: \\ [[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/judiciary.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/judiciary.html]] \\ +Senate Judiciary:\\ 
-House Civil Justice: \\ +[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/judiciary.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/judiciary.html]]\\ 
-[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/civil-justice.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/civil-justice.html]] \\ +House Civil Justice:\\ 
-House Criminal Justice: \\ +[[https://www.capitol.tn.gov/House/committees/civiljustice.aspx|https://www.capitol.tn.gov/House/committees/civiljustice.aspx]]\\ 
-[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/criminal-justice.html|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/criminal-justice.html]]+House Criminal Justice:\\ 
 +[[https://www.capitol.tn.gov/House/committees/criminaljustice.aspx|https://www.capitol.tn.gov/House/committees/criminaljustice.aspx]]
  
 === Contact info for state legislators can be found at: === === Contact info for state legislators can be found at: ===
  
-Senate: \\ [[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/]] \\ +Senate:\\ 
-House: \\ +[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/]]\\ 
-[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/]] \\ +House:\\ 
-Find my legislator: \\+[[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/|http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/]]\\ 
 +Find my legislator:\\
 [[http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/Apps/fmlv3/districts.aspx|http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/Apps/fmlv3/districts.aspx]] [[http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/Apps/fmlv3/districts.aspx|http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/Apps/fmlv3/districts.aspx]]
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