Current with changes from the 2023 Legislative Session
Section 15:572.9 - Avery C. Alexander Act; application processA. This Section shall be known and cited as "The Avery C. Alexander Act."B.(1) A person who has been convicted of violating a state law or municipal ordinance the purpose of which was to maintain or enforce racial separation or discrimination of individuals, upon application to the Board of Pardons shall be granted a pardon for the conviction as provided in Article IV, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana. The Board of Pardons shall provide notice of the application to the district attorney of the parish where the violation occurred within seven days after its submission. The pardon shall be submitted to the governor within fourteen days after the submission of the application unless it is objected to by the state on the grounds that the conviction did not result from a violation of a law the purpose of which was to maintain racial separation or racial discrimination of individuals. If the state objects, a hearing shall be scheduled as soon as practical with notice of the hearing to all interested parties.(2) If the person who has been convicted of violating a state law or municipal ordinance the purpose of which was to maintain or enforce racial separation or discrimination of individuals is deceased, the application may be filed by his or her relatives or any interested individual.Acts 2006, No. 125, §1, eff. June 2, 2006.Acts 2006, No. 125, §1, eff. 6/2/2006.