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Program D: Pardon Board

Program Authorization: Article XIV of 1974 Louisiana Constitution; R.S. 15:572-574.1; R.S. 36:409; R.S. 15:1111; Hayes Williams, et al v. John McKeithen, et al CA 71-98-b (M.D. La.)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Pardon Board, whose five members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate, is to recommend clemency relief (that is, commutation of sentence, restoration of parole eligibility, pardon, and restoration of rights) for offenders who have shown that they have been rehabilitated and have been or can become law-abiding citizens. In taking these actions, especially when deliberations involve the amount of time a person will remain incarcerated, the board seeks to strike a balance between public safety and provision of an incentive for offenders who have no release dates. No recommendation is implemented until the governor signs the recommendation.

The goal of the Pardon Board is to continue to provide expeditious hearing and objective determination of applications for clemency.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with State General Fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$303,719

$303,719

7

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$303,719

$303,719

7

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$5,516

$5,516

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$734

$734

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 - 2000

 

 

 

 

 

$309,969

$309,969

7

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$6,250

$6,250

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 102.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 90.3% of the total request ($343,245) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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