PA 07-57—sSB 170

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING PARDONS

SUMMARY: This act specifies that the Board of Pardons and Paroles can grant a pardon to someone convicted of a violation that carries a prison term in the same manner as it can for someone convicted of an offense.

The act also allows the board to accept pardon applications (1) three years after a person's conviction of a misdemeanor or violation and (2) five years after a person's felony conviction. The act allows the board to accept an application before these dates in extraordinary circumstances. Under board policy, the board does not accept applications until five years after a person completes the sentence for the crime.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2007

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