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Louisiana Sentencing Guidelines, Amendment 1 (1999)

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Louisiana Amendment 1 (General) would provide that the governor may not commute sentences or pardon persons convicted of offenses against the state without a favorable recommendation by the board of pardons. It was on the November 7, 1999 election ballot in Louisiana where it passed, with 57% of voters in favor.

Election results

Amendment 1 (General)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,560 57.14%
No2,67042.86%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To provide that the governor may not commute sentences, pardon persons convicted of offenses against the state, and remit fines and forfeitures imposed for such offenses without a favorable recommendation by the board of pardons. [Amends Article IV, Section 5(E)(1)]

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