The Board of Pardons shall hold meetings at least twice each year and shall hold a meeting
whenever it takes formal action on an application for a pardon or commutation of sentence. All
board meetings shall be open to the public as provided in chapter 13D.
The victim of an applicant's crime has a right to submit an oral or written statement at the
meeting. The statement may summarize the harm suffered by the victim as a result of the crime
and give the victim's recommendation on whether the application for a pardon or commutation
should be granted or denied. In addition, any law enforcement agency may submit an oral or
written statement at the meeting, giving its recommendation on whether the application should
be granted or denied. The board must consider the victim's and the law enforcement agency's
statement when making its decision on the application.
History: (10782) RL s 5427; 1989 c 253 s 2; 1991 c 292 art 8 s 15; 1991 c 319 s 27