Letter From CLC to Florida House of Representatives on HB 7089

CLC submitted the attached letter to all 117 members of the Florida House of Representatives, urging them to reject or make significant changes to recently introduced legislation regarding Florida’s felony disenfranchisement and rights restoration laws. The bill, HB 7089, would impose significant obstacles on people seeking to have their rights restored, including an overbroad definition of what is required for “completion” of a sentence and requiring the repayment of significant financial obligations before a person is eligible to have their voting rights restored. HB 7089 represents an attempt by the Florida House of Representatives to undermine the Rights Restoration Amendment passed by Florida voters in November 2018.