House Bill No. 234
Introduced By bitney, ahner, mood, sliter, ohs, keenan, knox, beaudry, holland, jore, debruycker, cobb, clark, smith, anderson, stovall, mercer, orr, curtiss, mills, wagner, bohlinger, rehbein, kitzenberg, ellis, adams, bankhead, masolo, lawson, walters, trexler, wiseman, mcgee, hayne, taylor, barnett, wells, bookout, denny, bergman, grinde
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 PUBLIC SAFETY, restitution for victims
and, punishment of criminals,
PREVENTION, AND REFORMATION 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 CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY -- rights of the convicted. (1) Laws for
the Restitution PUBLIC SAFETY, RESTITUTION for victims and, punishment of crime, PREVENTION, AND
REFORMATION shall be founded on the principles of prevention and reformation upon which criminal laws are based.
Full The law may provide that the FULL rights are of persons may be ARE restored by upon BY 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 OF criminal laws and the rights of the convicted TO INCLUDE PUBLIC SAFETY AND
 AGAINST revising the principles
for OF criminal laws and the rights of the convicted TO INCLUDE PUBLIC SAFETY