HB 139: Sentencing in Capital Felonies
GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez, J. ; Watson, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Edwards ; Mayfield ; Pafford ; Pilon
Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requires that advisory sentence of death be made by unanimous recommendation of jury after defendant's conviction or adjudication of guilt; requires court to instruct jury that, in order for jury to recommend to court that death penalty be imposed, jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh any mitigating circumstances; requires court to instruct jury that each aggravating circumstance must be proven beyond reasonable doubt by unanimous vote; requires that court provide special verdict form for each aggravating circumstance.
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
Date Chamber Action 12/23/2014 House • Filed
1/8/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 17
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 16
4/28/2015 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
HB 139, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/23/2014 at 4:09 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 664 Sentencing in Capital Felonies Altman Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
Citations - Statutes (2)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 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 3 (pdf)
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