1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 491 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.014, is amended by adding a
1.4subdivision to read:
1.5    Subd. 2a. Felony conviction; restoration of civil right to vote. An individual
1.6convicted of a felony has the civil right to vote restored when the individual completes
1.7any incarceration imposed and executed by the court for the offense, or upon sentencing if
1.8no incarceration is imposed. If the individual is later incarcerated for the same offense, the
1.9individual's civil right to vote is lost only during the period of incarceration.

1.10    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.11    Subdivision 1. Form. A voter registration application must be of suitable size and
1.12weight for mailing and contain spaces for the following required information: voter's first
1.13name, middle name, and last name; voter's previous name, if any; voter's current address;
1.14voter's previous address, if any; voter's date of birth; voter's municipality and county
1.15of residence; voter's telephone number, if provided by the voter; date of registration;
1.16current and valid Minnesota driver's license number or Minnesota state identification
1.17number, or if the voter has no current and valid Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota
1.18state identification, the last four digits of the voter's Social Security number; and voter's
1.19signature. The registration application may include the voter's e-mail address, if provided
1.20by the voter, and the voter's interest in serving as an election judge, if indicated by the
1.21voter. The application must also contain the following certification of voter eligibility:
1.22"I certify that I:
1.23(1) will be at least 18 years old on election day;
1.24(2) am a citizen of the United States;
1.25(3) will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day;
1.26(4) maintain residence at the address given on the registration form;
2.1(5) am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my
2.2right to vote;
2.3(6) have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote;
2.4(7) have the right to vote because, if I have been convicted of a felony, my felony
2.5sentence has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence am
2.6not currently incarcerated for a felony offense; and
2.7(8) have read and understand the following statement: that giving false information
2.8is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more
2.9than $10,000, or both."
2.10The certification must include boxes for the voter to respond to the following
2.12"(1) Are you a citizen of the United States?" and
2.13"(2) Will you be 18 years old on or before election day?"
2.14And the instruction:
2.15"If you checked 'no' to either of these questions, do not complete this form."
2.16The form of the voter registration application and the certification of voter eligibility
2.17must be as provided in this subdivision and approved by the secretary of state. Voter
2.18registration forms authorized by the National Voter Registration Act must also be accepted
2.19as valid. The federal postcard application form must also be accepted as valid if it is not
2.20deficient and the voter is eligible to register in Minnesota.
2.21An individual may use a voter registration application to apply to register to vote in
2.22Minnesota or to change information on an existing registration.

2.25The secretary of state shall develop accurate and complete information in a single
2.26publication about the voting rights of people who have been charged with or convicted
2.27of a crime. This publication must be made available electronically to the state court
2.28administrator for distribution to judges, court personnel, probation officers, and the
2.29Department of Corrections for distribution to corrections officials, parole and supervised
2.30release agents, and the public.

2.31    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 204C.10, is amended to read:
3.1(a) An individual seeking to vote shall sign a polling place roster which states
3.2that the individual is at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, has resided
3.3in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election, maintains residence at
3.4the address shown, is not under a guardianship in which the court order revokes the
3.5individual's right to vote, has not been found by a court of law to be legally incompetent to
3.6vote or has the right to vote because, if the individual was convicted of a felony, the felony
3.7sentence has expired or been completed or the individual has been discharged from the
3.8sentence completed the term of incarceration, if any, for the felony offense, is registered,
3.9 and has not already voted in the election. The roster must also state: "I understand that
3.10deliberately providing false information is a felony punishable by not more than five years
3.11imprisonment and a fine of not more than $10,000, or both."
3.12(b) A judge may, before the applicant signs the roster, confirm the applicant's name,
3.13address, and date of birth.
3.14(c) After the applicant signs the roster, the judge shall give the applicant a voter's
3.15receipt. The voter shall deliver the voter's receipt to the judge in charge of ballots as proof
3.16of the voter's right to vote, and thereupon the judge shall hand to the voter the ballot. The
3.17voters' receipts must be maintained during the time for notice of filing an election contest.

3.19    Subdivision 1. Correctional facilities; designation of official. The chief executive
3.20officer of each state and local correctional facility shall designate an official within the
3.21facility to provide the notice and application required under this section to persons to
3.22whom the civil right to vote is restored by reason of the persons' release from actual
3.23incarceration. The official shall maintain an adequate supply of voter registration
3.24applications and informational materials for this purpose.
3.25    Subd. 2. Notice requirement. A notice of restoration of the civil right to vote and a
3.26voter registration application must be provided as follows:
3.27(1) the chief executive officer of each state and local correctional facility shall
3.28provide the notice and application to a person being released from the facility following
3.29incarceration for a felony-level offense; and
3.30(2) a probation officer or supervised release agent shall provide the notice and
3.31application to all individuals under correctional supervision for a felony-level offense.
3.32    Subd. 3. Form of notice. The notice required by subdivision 2 must appear
3.33substantially as follows:
4.1Your receipt of this notice today means that your right to vote in Minnesota has
4.2been restored. Before you can vote on election day, you still need to register to vote. To
4.3register, you may complete a voter registration application and return it to the Office of
4.4the Minnesota Secretary of State. You may also register to vote in your polling place on
4.5election day. You will not be permitted to cast a ballot until you register to vote. The first
4.6time you appear at your polling place to cast a ballot, you may be required to provide
4.7proof of your current residence."
4.8    Subd. 4. Failure to provide notice. A failure to provide proper notice as required
4.9by this section does not prevent the restoration of the person's civil right to vote.

4.10    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.165, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
4.11    Subdivision 1. Restoration. When a person has been deprived of civil rights by
4.12reason of conviction of a crime and is thereafter discharged, such discharge shall restore the
4.13person to all civil rights and to full citizenship, with full right to vote and hold office, the
4.14same as if such conviction had not taken place, and the order of discharge shall so provide.

4.15    Sec. 7. REPEALER.
4.16Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.275, is repealed."
4.17Delete the title and insert:
4.18"A bill for an act
4.19relating to elections; restoring the civil right to vote of an individual upon release
4.20from incarceration; requiring notice; repealing county attorney obligation to
4.21promptly investigate voter registration and eligibility;amending Minnesota
4.22Statutes 2012, sections 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision
4.231; 204C.10; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
4.24Statutes, chapters 201; 243; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.275."