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HB 6031: Death Penalty

GENERAL BILL by Geller ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Mercado ; Richardson ; Russell ; Smith

Death Penalty; Deletes provisions providing for death penalty for capital felonies; deletes associated provisions, including provisions relating to representation in death penalty cases, capital collateral representation, jurors in capital cases, prohibiting imposition of death sentence on defendant with mental retardation, determination of whether to impose sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felony or capital drug trafficking felony, issuance of warrant of execution, stay of execution of death sentence, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be insane, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant, grounds for death warrant, execution of death sentence, prohibition against reduction of death sentence as result of determination that method of execution is unconstitutional, sentencing orders in capital cases, regulation of execution, transfer to state prison for safekeeping before death warrant issued, return of warrant of execution issued by Governor, sentence of death unexecuted for unjustifiable reasons, & return of warrant of execution issued by Supreme Court.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/8/2017 House • Filed
11/15/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 235
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 235
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee