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March 6, 2017
Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Voting Restoration Amendment & Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Voting Restoration Amendment (FIS)
The Attorney General has requested an advisory opinion from this Court on a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions, other than those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, after they complete all the terms of their sentence. The Court reviews citizens’ initiatives to determine compliance with two requirements: Amendments must deal with one subject only and the ballot title and summary must fairly describe the amendment. The Court also reviews a financial impact statement prepared by state analysts.