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SB-631 Voting: felons.(2009-2010)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 2101 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

2101.
 (a) A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned  in prison  or on parole or probation  for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.
(b) A person entitled to preregister to vote in an election shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the “Conviction of a felony” for purposes of this section means  conviction of a felony, and at least 16 years of age. felony offense which results in incarceration in prison or parole or felony probation. 
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: Commencing January 1, 2011, the chief elections official of each county shall upon notice of the clerk of the superior court cancel affidavits of registration of all persons who have been convicted of a felony as defined in subdivision (b). 
(1) “Imprisoned” means currently serving a state or federal prison sentence.
(2) “Parole” means a term of supervision by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(3) “Conviction” does not include a juvenile adjudication made pursuant to Section 203 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.