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SB 280: Sentencing for Capital Felonies

GENERAL BILL by Bracy ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bradley

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

Effective Date: 3/13/2017
Last Action: 3/14/2017 - Chapter No. 2017-1
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2017 Senate • Filed
1/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 56
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 -SJ 148
2/7/2017 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 148
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 -SJ 148
2/23/2017 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 148
3/6/2017 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/17
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 56
3/9/2017 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 173
• Read 3rd time -SJ 173
• Passed; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 173
• Immediately certified -SJ 173
3/9/2017 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 329
• Received -HJ 329
3/10/2017 House • Substituted for HB 527 -HJ 343
• Read 2nd time -HJ 343
• Read 3rd time -HJ 343
• Passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 3 -HJ 343
• Immediately certified -HJ 343
3/10/2017 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 228
3/10/2017 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 228
3/13/2017 • Approved by Governor
3/14/2017 • Chapter No. 2017-1