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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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 3/30/2021 Senate - Now in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/9/2021 Senate • Filed
2/18/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 120
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 120
3/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/30/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
3/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 341
• Now in Judiciary