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SB 280: Sentencing for Capital Felonies


Sentencing for Capital Felonies; Requiring jury unanimity rather than a certain number of jurors for a sentencing recommendation of death, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/22/2017 Senate - Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
Location: Acted on by committee/council, pending report (RC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/6/2017 Senate • Filed
    1/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Rules
    1/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/06/17, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
    2/6/2017 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
    2/7/2017 Senate • Now in Rules
    2/13/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/22/17, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    2/22/2017 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 0

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  • SB 280, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/6/2017 at 12:48 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice (Pre-Meeting) 2/3/2017 (pdf)
    Criminal Justice (Post-Meeting) 2/6/2017 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/21/2017 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 2/22/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0527 Sentencing for Capital Felonies Sprowls Similar Last Action: 2/21/2017 H Placed on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    534722 - Amendment
    Between lines 48 and 49 insert:
    Criminal Justice
    3:58 PM
    Web Page

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    2/6/2017 4:00 PM Criminal Justice 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/22/2017 3:30 PM Rules 10 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    775.082 Penalties; applicability of sentencing structures; mandatory minimum sentences for certain reoffenders previously released from prison. Page 2 (pdf)
    782.04 Murder. Page 3 (pdf)
    794.011 Sexual battery. Page 3 (pdf)
    893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking. Page 4 (pdf)
    921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 1 (pdf)
    921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 2 (pdf)

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