VI. Legislative Updates
Connecticut: The House spent about an hour debating a bill that would have restored the voting rights to ex-felons who have been released from incarceration, but are still serving parole or probation. Following the debate, the bill was tabled.
Minnesota: Under House File 3502, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would be required to voter registration information to anyone who purchases a hunting, fishing or trapping license online.
New York: Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Putnam) has introduced a bill that would require voters in the Empire State to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot.
Washington: The King County council has approved legislation that will provide all King County voters with a prepaid postage envelope along with their vote-by-mail ballots this year. Elections Director Julie Wise had requested $381,000 to cover the costs.