League President Testifies on Felony Disenfranchisement

Testimony B

Kentucky League President, Wanda Lynch, 4th from left, testified February 25, 2019 before the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee in Frankfort. She spoke about House Bill 91, a bill that would place an amendment on the ballot to automatically restore voting rights to persons convicted of a felony on completion of full sentencing. Bill sponsors Representative George Brown, Jr., (D) Lexington, Charles Booker, (D) Louisville and Jason Nemes,  (R ) Louisville, spoke about their reasons for sponsoring this bill.  Also testifying were (left to right) Shelton McElroy of the Bail Project, Amanda Hall of ACLU’s Smart Justice and Tayna Fogle of KFTC. LWV legislative liaison, Cindy Heine joined the group. Read President Lynch’s testimony here. 

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