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SB 478: Murder


Murder; Revising the elements that constitute murder in the first degree and murder in the second degree; revising the elements that constitute felony murder, for murder in the second degree; deleting provisions relating to felony murder, for murder in the third degree; authorizing a person convicted under certain murder provisions to file a petition with the sentencing court to have his or her murder conviction vacated or to be resentenced, as applicable, on or after a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/6/2021 Senate • Filed
    1/15/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 69
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 68
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 478, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/6/2021 at 2:41 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (11)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.401 Cross-Circuit Conflict Representation Pilot Program. Page 9 (pdf)
    394.912 Definitions. Page 10 (pdf)
    775.0823 Violent offenses committed against law enforcement officers, correctional officers, state attorneys, assistant state attorneys, justices, or judges. Page 11 (pdf)
    782.04 Murder. Page 2 (pdf)
    782.041 Page 8 (pdf)
    782.065 Murder; law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer. Page 12 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 13 (pdf)
    921.0024 Criminal Punishment Code; worksheet computations; scoresheets. Page 31 (pdf)
    944.275 Gain-time. Page 26 (pdf)
    947.146 Control Release Authority. Page 26 (pdf)
    948.012 Split sentence of probation or community control and imprisonment. Page 30 (pdf)

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