House Bill No. 234
Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act submitting to the qualified electors of Montana an amendment to Article II, section 28, of the Montana Constitution providing that restitution for victims and punishment of criminals are the principles for criminal laws and providing that the law may determine whether the rights of criminals are restored."
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Article II, section 28, of The Constitution of the State of Montana is amended to read:
Rights Punishment for crime -- rights of the convicted. (1) Laws for the Restitution for victims and
punishment of crime shall be founded on the principles of prevention and reformation upon which criminal laws are based.
Full The law may provide that the rights are of persons may be restored by upon termination of state supervision for
any offense against the state."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission to electorate. This amendment shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 1998 by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
 FOR revising the principles for criminal laws and the rights of the convicted.
 AGAINST revising the principles for criminal laws and the rights of the convicted.