SENATE BILL NO. 62
AS AMENDED BY
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PARDONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend subchapter VI of Chapter 43 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section thereto, to read as follows:
“§4364. Effect of Pardon; Restoration of Civil Rights.
Except as otherwise provided by the Delaware Constitution, or expressly by any provision of the Delaware Code or any court rule, the granting of an unconditional pardon by the Governor shall have the effect of fully restoring all civil rights to the person pardoned. Such civil rights include, but are not limited to, the right to vote, the right to serve on a jury if selected, the right to purchase or possess deadly weapons and the right to seek and hold public office. Notwithstanding the granting of a pardon or any provision of this section, no person who shall be convicted of embezzlement of the public money, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime, shall be eligible to a seat in either House of the General Assembly, or capable of holding any office of trust, honor or profit under this State.”
FURTHER AMEND Senate Bill No. 62, by adding the following, after the word “office” as it appears on line 7 thereof:
“provided, however, that this Section shall not limit or affect the Governor’s authority to place lawful conditions upon the granting of a pardon”.
Approved July 15, 2003