CHAPTER 228

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 30

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING AND FORFEITURE OF RIGHT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §2, Article V, of the Constitution of the State of

Delaware by adding the following language to the end of said Section:

"Any person who is disqualified as a voter because of a conviction of a crime deemed by law a felony shall have such disqualification removed upon being pardoned, or two years after the expiration of his/her sentence, whichever may first occur.

The term 'sentence' as used in this section shall include all periods of modification of a sentence, such as, but not limited to, probation, parole and suspension. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply, however, to those persons who were convicted of any felony of murder or manslaughter in any degree."

Approved April 2, 1992.