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New Pardons Board members hold first meeting

April 6, 2015

Governor Ricketts, Secretary Gale and Attorney General Doug Peterson convened on April 6 for their very first Pardons Board meeting

Governor Ricketts, Secretary Gale and Attorney General Doug Peterson convened on April 6 for their very first Pardons Board meeting together. The Nebraska Pardons Board as it exists today was created in 1920 through a constitutional amendment. The Pardons Board has the power to remit fines and forfeitures, grant respites, grant reprieves, grant pardons, grant communications, and grant warrants of discharge. Any decision made by the board is by majority vote