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Effective - 27 Feb 1945, see footnote    bottom

  IV Section 7.  Reprieves, commutations and pardons — limitations on power. — The governor shall have power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions and with such restrictions and limitations as he may deem proper, subject to provisions of law as to the manner of applying for pardons.  The power to pardon shall not include the power to parole.


Source: Const. of 1875, Art. V, § 8.

(1975) Held governor's power to pardon is limited to criminal prosecutions and does not extend to administrative revocation of license. The court also held that the governor has no authority to "order" an action by the director of liquor control when the statute places such duty on the director. Theodoro v. Department of Liquor Control (Mo.), 527 S.W.2d 350.

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