Q Does the hiring prohibition in Senate Bill 2625 apply to persons who have received a pardon from a felony conviction or plea to a felony involving the embezzlement of public funds?

A No. In Whittington v. Stevens, 73 So. 2d 137 (Miss. 1954), the Mississippi Supreme Court said, “A pardon relieves the person named from the legal consequences of a specific crime.” (Attorney General’s Opinion to Chaney, July 12, 2013)