Commutations Act (2016)

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Commutations Act (2016)
An Act to allow for Presidential commutation of criminal sentences within Europeia.

RECOGNISING the importance of criminal sentencing in the judicial system,

ACKNOWLEDGING the occasion may arise where the President feels a convicted criminal deserves a lesser sentence than that imposed by the High Court,

RESOLVING to allow for such an occasion,

HEREBY enacts the Commutations Act (2016).

Short Title

(1) This Act may be cited as the Commutations Act (2016).

Presidential Commutation

(2) The President may publicly commute as much of a criminal sentence as they consider unjust or unwise by partially or fully reducing its burdens and restrictions, shortening its length, or both.

(3) The Senate may veto any commutation issued by the President before it takes effect.

(4) Commutations issued by the President take effect forty-eight hours after they are announced, unless the Senate has initiated veto proceedings, in which case they will take effect immediately if the Senate decides to not veto.

(5) The President may not commute any sentence that has already had a commutation vetoed by the Senate without the permission of the Speaker of the Senate or until after a General Election has intervened.

Enactment

(6) The Commutations Act (2012) is repealed in its entirety.
 
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Commutations Act (2016)
An Act to allow for Presidential commutation of criminal sentences within Europeia.

RECOGNISING the importance of criminal sentencing in the judicial system,

ACKNOWLEDGING the occasion may arise where the President feels a convicted criminal deserves a lesser sentence than that imposed by the High Court,

RESOLVING to allow for such an occasion,

HEREBY enacts the Commutations Act (2016).

Short Title

(1) This Act may be cited as the Commutations Act (2016).

Presidential Commutation

[[(2) The President may publicly commute as much of a criminal sentence as they consider unjust or unwise by partially or fully reducing its burdens and restrictions, shortening its length, or both.

(3) The Senate may veto any commutation issued by the President before it takes effect.

(4) Commutations issued by the President take effect forty-eight hours after they are announced, unless the Senate has initiated veto proceedings, in which case they will take effect immediately if the Senate decides to not veto.

(5) The President may not commute any sentence that has already had a commutation vetoed by the Senate without the permission of the Speaker of the Senate or until after a General Election has intervened.]1]2

Enactment

(6) The Commutations Act (2012) is repealed in its entirety.


Legislative History


This Act became Law on 1st September 2016 .
1Executive Split Amendments and Repeals Act (2019).
2Executive Modernization Omnibus Act (2020).
 
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