The Republican-controlled Florida Senate and House have passed a bill to require previously convicted felons to pay fees and fines before having their voting rights restored, the New York Times reports. The legislation is now en route to Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk.
The backdrop: In 2018, Floridians voted to pass an amendment allowing ex-felons who completed their sentences to vote. As a result, 1.5 million former felons were able to legally register to restore their voting rights.