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SB 772: Sentencing in Capital Felonies


Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requiring that an advisory sentence of death be made by a unanimous recommendation of the jury after a defendant’s conviction or adjudication of guilt for a capital felony or capital drug-trafficking felony; requiring the court to instruct the jury that, in order for the jury to recommend to the court that the death penalty be imposed, the jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh any mitigating circumstances found to exist; requiring the court to instruct the jury that each aggravating circumstance used to support the jury’s recommendation of death be proven beyond a reasonable doubt by a unanimous vote; requiring that the court provide a special verdict form for each aggravating circumstance found, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/1/2011 Senate • Filed
11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget
11/18/2011 Senate • References corrected to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 65
• Now in Criminal Justice
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 65
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice