CRC - 2017                                   COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Proposal No. P 74
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/08/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Plymale) recommended the
    1         CRC Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5                             ARTICLE IV                            
    6                              EXECUTIVE                            
    7         SECTION 8. Clemency.—
    8         (a) Except in cases of treason and in cases where
    9  impeachment results in conviction, the governor may, by
   10  executive order filed with the custodian of state records,
   11  suspend collection of fines and forfeitures, grant reprieves not
   12  exceeding sixty days and, with the approval of two members of
   13  the cabinet, grant full or conditional pardons, restore civil
   14  rights, commute punishment, and remit fines and forfeitures for
   15  offenses.
   16         (b) Any person who is disqualified to vote pursuant to
   17  Article VI, section 4(a) of this constitution may petition the
   18  governor and cabinet for restoration of voting rights. The
   19  procedure and timeline for a decision shall be prescribed by
   20  Florida law.
   21         (c)(b) In cases of treason the governor may grant reprieves
   22  until adjournment of the regular session of the legislature
   23  convening next after the conviction, at which session the
   24  legislature may grant a pardon or further reprieve; otherwise
   25  the sentence shall be executed.
   26         (d)(c) There may be created by law a parole and probation
   27  commission with power to supervise persons on probation and to
   28  grant paroles or conditional releases to persons under sentences
   29  for crime. The qualifications, method of selection and terms,
   30  not to exceed six years, of members of the commission shall be
   31  prescribed by law.
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   35  And the title is amended as follows:
   36         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   37  and insert:
   38                         A proposal to amend                       
   39         Section 8 of Article IV of the State Constitution to
   40         provide that a person disqualified to vote may
   41         petition to restore voting rights.