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HB 7101: Sentencing for Capital Felonies

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Trujillo ; Spano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila ; Mayfield ; McBurney ; Passidomo

Sentencing for Capital Felonies; Requiring the prosecutor to give notice to the defendant and to file the notice with the court within a certain timeframe if the prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty; requiring juries to determine the existence of aggravating factors, if any, in the penalty phase of capital cases; requiring a certain determination by at least 10 jurors to support a recommendation of a sentence of death; deleting provisions relating to advisory sentencing by juries and findings by the court in support of sentences of death, etc.

Effective Date: 3/7/2016
Last Action: 3/7/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-13
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/5/2016 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 397
2/8/2016 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 406
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/10/16, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/10/2016 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -HJ 438
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 438
2/15/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/17/16
2/17/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 472
• Amendment(s) adopted (213683) -HJ 476
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/18/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 496
• Passed as amended; YEAS 93 NAYS 20 -HJ 497
2/23/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 480
• Received -SJ 480
3/2/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 528
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 528
• Substituted for CS/SB 7068 -SJ 528
• Read 2nd time -SJ 528
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/3/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 630
• Passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 5 -SJ 630
3/3/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 724
3/3/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 726
3/7/2016 • Approved by Governor -HJ 895
• Chapter No. 2016-13