Minnesota: Senate Judiciary chair: Giving up felon voting rights bill ‘not easy at all’ | Star Tribune

May 18, 2015

Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Ron Latz said removing a measure to restore voting rights to freed felons was his biggest compromise of the legislative session, but that it didn’t have a chance in the House. “It wasn’t going to happen. (Republican House)Speaker (Kurt) Daudt made clearly to me that they were not going to accept it in the House, no questions asked,” Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, said Sunday evening, hours after a conference committee passed its joint Public Safety and Judiciary Finance and Policy Bill. The measure still awaits final vote in the House and Senate. “There was no way to make it happen.” Giving up the felon voting rights measure “was not easy at all,” he said.

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