Feb. 21 - Restore Voting Rights - Faces of Fentanyl - Public TV
Senate President Bobby Joe Champion, chief author of the Restore Voting Rights bill (HF28), thanks the organizers and supporters of the bill during a recess for committees to meet. The bill would restore voting rights to felons after leaving prison even if they are placed on probation. Later the Senate reconvened and members voted 35-30 to pass HF28 giving convicted felons, after completion of their incarceration, the right to vote.
Rod Adams of the New Justice Project speaks near the Senate Chamber during the Restore the Vote rally prior to the Senate taking up the Restore Voting Rights bill.
Naomi Gaines-Young is animated while speaking to Restore the Vote supporters as they rallied near the Senate Chamber.
Sen. Warren Limmer, left, offers an amendment to the Restore Voting Rights bill that would restore the right to vote upon discharge of the sentence, including probation, for a violent crime. Sen. Carla Nelson, right, watches as Sen. Limmer presents his amendment.
People brought pictures of loved ones that died from fentanyl poisoning to the Minnesota Faces of Fentanyl rally in the rotunda.
Jason Lange, left, holds a photograph of Travis Gustavson and his mother, Kim, center, during the Minnesota Face of Fentanyl rally in the rotunda. Travis’ brother, Matthew Gustavson, right, holds a family photograph. Travis was 21 years-old when he died of fentanyl poisoning.
Vicki Pernu, left, holds a photograph of her son, Jayson, an all state baseball player at Stillwater High School and Nancy Killian, right, holds a photograph of her nephew, Craig, during the Minnesota Face of Fentanyl rally in the rotunda. Jayson and Craig died from fentanyl poisoning.
Jessica Brambilla holds a poster with a photograph of her daughter, Alaina, during the Minnesota Face of Fentanyl rally in the rotunda. Alaina was 15 years-old when she died from fentanyl poisoning.
A young visitor to the Capitol gets a hug from Hero Elementary characters Sara Snaps, left, and Luinda Sky, right, during Public Television Day on the Hill.