Guns, juries and public offices: Felonies could regain rights

CHEYENNE—Wyoming residents with a first-time, nonviolent felony conviction can see their voting rights restored upon completion of their sentence. Lawmakers are now considering expanding the restoration process to other rights, including owning or using a firearm, serving on a jury and holding public office.

Senate File 120 – Restoration of civil rights received the approval of its original chamber before the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to support the bill on Friday.

“This is a bill that’s actually been on my heart and on my mind for my entire tenure in the Wyoming Legislature,...

 

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