Letter from CLC to Florida Senate on SB 7086

CLC submitted the attached letter to all 40 members of the Florida Senate, urging them to reject or make significant changes to recently introduced legislation regarding Florida’s felony disenfranchisement and rights restoration laws. The bill, SB 7086, would impose significant obstacles on people seeking to have their rights restored, including overbroad definitions of “murder” for purposes of rights restoration and what is required for “completion” of a sentence. The bill would also require the repayment of significant financial obligations before a person is eligible to have their voting rights restored. SB 7086 represents an attempt by the Florida Senate to undermine the Rights Restoration Amendment passed by Florida voters in November 2018.