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HF 2584

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/03/2021 04:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 04/29/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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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:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 638.01, is amended to read:


638.01 BOARD OF PARDONS; HOW CONSTITUTED; POWERS.

The Board of Pardons shall consist of the governor, the chief justice of the supreme
court, and the attorney general. The new text begingovernor, in conjunction with the new text endboardnew text begin,new 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.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 638.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Absolute or conditional pardons; commutation of sentences.

The
new text begin governor, in conjunction with the new text endBoard of Pardonsnew text begin,new 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 begin if the governor
or a majority of the board duly convened opposes the pardon or commutation
new text end.