Democrats in the Senate approved the measure in a 23-13 party-line vote Tuesday.READ MORE: Car Flies Off Road Onto Metal Pipes at San Francisco DPW Lot
AB2466 stems from California’s criminal justice realignment, which led to some people convicted of low-level felonies serving time in county jails.
Supporters say civic participation can be a critical component of reducing recidivism when people return to the community.READ MORE: Park Service Installs Water Troughs at Point Reyes to Help Tule Elk Survive Drought
Republicans say convicted felons who are serving their sentence should not be allowed to cast ballots.
The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber of San Diego would restore voting eligibility for felons in county jails, on probation or under community supervision. It would not apply to those in state or federal prisons.MORE NEWS: Grass Fire Burns 4 Acres Near Middle School in Santa Rosa
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