This bill, known as Aaron's Law, amends Section 15-22-27.3 of the Code of Alabama 1975 to establish that individuals convicted of a sex offense involving a child are not eligible to receive a pardon. The bill specifies that this applies to sex offenses that are classified as Class A or B felonies.

The bill introduces new legal language and makes deletions to the existing law. The insertion clarifies that, notwithstanding Section 15-22-36, any person convicted of a sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20A-4 is ineligible for parole (subsection a) and for a pardon (subsection b). The deletion removes the reference to "subdivision (26) of" and replaces the word "constitutes" with "is" to streamline the text. The act is set to become effective on October 1, 2024, and has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the Senate's passage occurring on April 30, 2024.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 15-22-27, 15-22-27
Engrossed: 15-22-27, 15-22-27
Enrolled: 15-22-27, 15-22-27