A. The Board of Pardons may adopt for its governance such rules as it may deem proper, not contrary to law.
B.(1) The board shall not take up for consideration any application for a hearing or any application for a pardon, commutation, or clemency, until the district attorney of the parish in which the person applying for the pardon, commutation, or clemency was convicted has been notified, and has had ample opportunity to attend the session at which said application shall be considered.
(2) The board shall not take up any consideration of an application for a hearing or for a pardon, clemency, or commutation until it has made reasonable efforts to contact the victim or the surviving family members of the victim, including correspondence mailed at least thirty days prior to the date of the hearing to the last known address of the victim or the surviving family members of the victim, and it has notified the Crime Victims Services Bureau of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.