SB 1156: Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Execution
GENERAL BILL by Brandes
Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Execution; Prohibiting the imposing of a sentence of death upon a defendant convicted of a capital felony if the defendant had a serious mental illness at the time of committing the offense; requiring a defendant to provide a certain notice if he or she intends to raise serious mental illness as a bar to a death sentence; requiring the defendant to file a written motion if he or she intends to raise serious mental illness as a bar to a death sentence; requiring certain court orders if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant had a serious mental illness at the time of the commission of the crime, etc.
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 120
• Introduced -SJ 120
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/30/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
• Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 341
• Now in Judiciary
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