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HB 157: Sentencing in Capital Felonies

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez, J. ; Watson, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Costello ; Mayfield ; Pafford

Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requires that advisory sentence of death be made by unanimous recommendation of jury; requires court to instruct jury that in order for jury to recommend death penalty, jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh mitigating circumstances & that each aggravating circumstance must be proven beyond reasonable doubt by unanimous vote; requires that court provide special verdict form specifying each aggravating circumstance found; limits court's findings concerning aggravating circumstances to those found by jury.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7101 (Ch. 2016-13)
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/11/2015 House • Filed
9/24/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 19
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 18
3/11/2016 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7101 (Ch. 2016-13)