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SB 664: Sentencing in Capital Felonies


Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requiring that an advisory sentence of death be made by a unanimous recommendation of the jury after a defendant’s conviction or adjudication of guilt for a capital felony or capital drug trafficking felony; requiring the court to instruct the jury that, in order for the jury to recommend to the court that the death penalty be imposed, the jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh the mitigating circumstances found to exist, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/3/2015 Senate • Filed
2/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 77
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 77
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/10/15, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
3/11/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/16/15, 2:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
3/16/2015 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 191
4/10/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/15/15, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Judiciary