Fla. High Court Says Ex-Felons Must Pay Fines Before Voting
Law360 (January 16, 2020, 7:44 PM EST) -- A voter-approved Florida constitutional amendment restoring ballot rights to former felons requires the payment of all court-ordered financial obligations, including fines, restitution and fees, before an ex-felon can vote, the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday.
In a unanimous opinion the state's high court said the provision in the 2018 amendment, known as Amendment 4, that requires the completion of "all terms of sentence" encompasses not only durational periods, like prison terms or probation, but also legal financial obligations imposed by a court with an adjudication of guilt.
The opinion was a response to Gov. Ron DeSantis' request for clarification on the...
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