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S. 2042 (106th): Pardon Attorney Reform and Integrity Act


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3/9/2000--Reported to Senate amended. Pardon Attorney Reform and Integrity Act - States that if the President delegates to the Pardon Attorney (PA) the responsibility for investigating a potential grant of executive clemency the PA shall prepare and make available to the President a written report that includes any written statement submitted by a victim and that describes the PA's efforts to: (1) inform the victims of each offense that is the subject of the potential grant of clemency that they may submit written statements for inclusion in the PA's report; (2) determine the opinions of law enforcement and judicial personnel involved as to the efficacy of granting a person clemency; (3) determine the opinions of Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials as to whether the person involved may have information relevant to any ongoing investigation or prosecution or effort to apprehend a fugitive; and (4) determine the opinion of Federal, State, and local law enforcement or intelligence agencies regarding the effect that such grant of clemency would have on the threat of terrorism or other ongoing or future criminal activity. Requires notification to the victims of: (1) the possible grant of clemency; and (2) the granting of such clemency and the person's release from custody.