Conservatee Voting Rights - SIGNED INTO LAW

Bill Text: SB 589

Date Introduced: February 26, 2015

Sponsors: Sen. Block (D)

Status: Signed into law

This bill establishes a presumption that the disabled, regardless of conservatee status, are competent to vote. The bill prohibits disqualifying them from voting unless a court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person cannot communicate a desire to participate in the voting process.

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