BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
PREAMBLE: To create a just and flexible pardon system.
SECTION 1: Article II, Section XIV of the Firestone Constitution shall be amended.
SECTION 2: Article II, Section XIV of the Constitution currently states:
The Governor shall have the power vested to issue a pardon to any individual, apart from his/her self or the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, for a plausible reason should upon the conclusion of any trial find the individual in question guilty of a crime. A pardon issued by the Governor may either: commute the sentence of any individual that has been convicted of a crime by, any and all, Courts of the State of Firestone, or; nullify and end the sentence of any individual that has been convicted of a crime by, any and all, Courts of the State of Firestone, alongside nullifying said conviction. The Governor, shall be obligated, to inform the public on any and all pardons issued. Should the Supreme Court of the State of Firestone find any pardon issued by the Governor to not be for a reason plausible, they shall retain the ability to nullify said pardon in question through a super-majority (2/3) vote in favor of such nullification. The power to issue a pardon shall rest solely with the Governor of Firestone: no other position shall carry this power.
SECTION 3: Article II, Section XIV of the Constitution shall now state:
The pardon power shall be vested in a board known as the Firestone Board of Pardons and Parole. This board shall have power, after conviction or an arrest, that is not a conviction by the courts, to grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons, for all crimes and offenses by a simple majority vote, except for charges of treason, insurrection and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions as the Board may think proper. Upon conviction or arrest of treason or insurrection, a pardon can only be effective when the vote is unanimous in recommendation. The Board of Pardons shall consist of the Governor who shall be the Chairman, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, and three members appointed by the Governor with a ⅔ majority confirmation by the Senate whose term shall be 3 months. The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General and at least 2 members appointed by the Governor are required for the board to carry out its duties. The board shall be considered a voluntary position. The Senate shall have the power to dismiss a board member with a ⅔ majority. If a tie is reached, the Chairman shall be subject to break the tie. After a pardon has passed through the Board, the Governor shall have the final decision whether the pardon is issued or not. Once a pardon, reprieve, or commutation is issued, the Board shall be obligated to inform the public on its ruling. The board shall keep records of its actions, which shall at all times be open for public inspection. The board shall not be able to grant reprieves, commutations, nor pardons to the Governor.
SECTION 3: Upon passage from both chambers of Congress, the amendment shall take effect immediately.
Respectfully submitted to the State of Firestone Congress,
The Right and Honorable Lieutenant Governor, Sharkfish82
The Right and Honorable Department of Public Safety Secretary, t1dtony
The Right and Honorable President Pro Tempore, idot_dannyboy
The Right and Honorable Governor, B_ear