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HB 527: Sentencing for Capital Felonies

GENERAL BILL by Sprowls ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes, B. ; Gonzalez ; Plakon

Sentencing for Capital Felonies; Requires jury's recommendation of sentence of death to be unanimous; requires jury to recommend life imprisonment without possibility of parole if jury does not unanimously recommend sentence of death.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2017 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 280 (Ch. 2017-1) -HJ 343
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 69
2/8/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/15/17, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/15/2017 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 271
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 271
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/17, 4:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/21/2017 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -HJ 272
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 272
3/6/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/17
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 69
3/9/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 323
• Placed on 3rd reading -HJ 343
3/10/2017 House • Substituted SB 280 -HJ 343
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 280 (Ch. 2017-1) -HJ 343