as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/03/2021 04:58pm
A bill for an act
relating to corrections; clarifying the governor's power to grant pardons; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 638.01; 638.02, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 638.01, is amended to read:
The Board of Pardons shall consist of the governor, the chief justice of the supreme
court, and the attorney general. The new text beginnew text endboardnew text beginnew text end may grant
pardons and reprieves and commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offense
against the laws of the state, in the manner and under the conditions and rules hereinafter
prescribed, but not otherwise.
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 638.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
new text beginnew text endBoard of Pardonsnew text beginnew text end may grant an absolute or a conditional
pardon, but every conditional pardon shall state the terms and conditions on which it was
granted. Every pardon or commutation of sentence shall be in writing and shall have no
force or effect deleted text beginunless granted by a unanimous vote of the board duly conveneddeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.