A bill that would restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee. The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw’s latest attempt to put approximately 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls. Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year due to support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.
“I hope that he would, in fact, speak with those in the Senate and urge them to call it for a vote, in committee and on the floor,” Crenshaw said. “I hope that he would do that.”
A spokesman for Sen. Paul says he plans to urge Republicans in the Kentucky Senate to pass the legislation, and will testify before an upcoming Senate committee on the issue.
The bill has support from House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover.
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