BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
PREAMBLE: The amount of people seeking their record sealed after conviction has increased and the courts are limited on reasons they can seal their records.
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 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, to grant reprieves and pardons, for all crimes and offenses, except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions as the Board may think proper. Upon conviction of treason, 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(3) members appointed by the Governor with a ⅔ majority confirmation by the Senate whose term shall be two(2) months. 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. 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. The Firestone Board of Pardons and Parole shall make an application form where anyone that meets certain requirements may apply. The requirements shall be that at least three(3) months has passed since the conviction, there may be no crimes committed two(2) months prior to applying and the person in question cannot have any gang, mafia or criminal organization affiliation when applying. Should the person in question commit any crimes or assist any gang, mafia or criminal organization during review the application shall be denied and the person may not apply for another four(4) months. Once a application have been submitted and reviewed the Firestone Board of Pardons and Parole shall vote. Only applications with a ⅔ majority shall be accepted. The Governor shall have the power to veto any accepted applications, however, the Governor cannot use his/her powers to accept an application. Should the Supreme Court of the State of Firestone find any veto issued by the Governor to not be for a reason plausible, they shall retain the ability to nullify said veto in question through a super-majority (2/3) vote in favor of such nullification.”
SECTION 4: Pardon shall be defined as grant of amnesty and all convictions are null.
SECTION 5: Reprieve shall be defined as getting rid of the criminal punishment (jail time, community service etcs), however, shall not clear or null any convictions, records, certification revocations or department punishments.
SECTION 6: Veto shall be defined as overturning the acceptance of an application, resulting in it being denied instead.
SECTION 7: Upon passage from both chambers of Congress, the amendment shall take effect immediately.
Respectfully submitted to the State of Firestone Congress,
President Pro Tempore policetonyR
Speaker of the House MrEmote
Associate Attorney General DannyboyLaw
Arborfield Mayor Jonathan_McKay
DOT Head Supervisor martinthor