Kansas Statutes Annotated
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Statute Number:22-3705
Chapter Title:CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Article Title:RELEASE PROCEDURES
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Commutation of sentence, reduction of penalty; restrictions.
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22-3705.Commutation of sentence, reduction of penalty; restrictions.(a) The governor may, when the governor deems it proper or advisable, commute a sentence in any criminal case by reducing the penalty as follows:
(1) If the sentence is death, to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole and not to any lesser sentence;
(2) except as provided in subsection (b), if the sentence is to imprisonment, by reducing the duration of such imprisonment;
(3) if the sentence is a fine, by reducing the amount thereof; or
(4) if the sentence is both imprisonment and fine, by reducing either or both.
(b) The governor shall not commute a sentence of life without possibility of parole.
History:L. 1970, ch. 129, 22-3705; L. 2014, ch. 114, 7; July 1.



Date Composed: 11/14/2014 Date Modified: 11/14/2014

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