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, l. taylor, barnett, wells, bookout-reinicke, 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 criminal laws must be based on principles of public safety and restitution for victims as well as prevention and reformation.
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 Criminal justice policy -- rights of the convicted. (1) Laws for the Laws for the punishment of
crime shall be founded on founded on the principles of prevention and reformation of prevention, reformation, public
safety, and restitution for victims.
Full Full rights are are restored by by termination of state supervision for any offense against the state."
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 of criminal laws to include public safety and restitution.
 AGAINST revising the principles of criminal laws to include public safety and restitution.