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SB 330: Sentencing in Capital Felonies

GENERAL BILL by Altman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Soto ; Joyner

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 the mitigating circumstances found to exist, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7101 (Ch. 2016-13)
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/22/2015 Senate • Filed
10/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 27
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 27
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7101 (Ch. 2016-13)