Committee: Governmental AffairsSponsor: Livingston
Analyst: Peter GroganDate: 02/14/2022


Senate Bill 196 as introduced proposes a Constitutional Amendment, that if ratified, would require the Governor to notify the Attorney General, and a designated member of a victimís family prior to granting a commutation or reprieve to persons sentenced to death.

This amendment could increase the proclamation expenses of the Governor, paid from the State General Fund, by an estimated $100,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.

Jimmy Holley, Chairperson
Governmental Affairs