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DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 14, proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to restore the voting rights of felons:

“Today’s strong bipartisan vote is a victory for Iowans who deserve a second chance. There’s a broad coalition of supporters behind this constitutional amendment, and I will continue working with members of the Iowa Senate to move the process forward, allowing Iowans a vote on this important issue.”

The vote was 95-2.