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SB 568: Death Penalty


Death Penalty; Deleting provisions relating to the death penalty for capital felonies; deleting provisions relating to the effect of a declaration by a court of last resort that the death penalty in a capital felony is unconstitutional; deleting provisions relating to representation in death penalty cases; repealing provisions relating to capital collateral representation, constitutionally deficient representation, and postconviction capital collateral proceedings, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/12/2021 Senate • Filed
    1/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 75
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 75
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 568, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/12/2021 at 10:56 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6019 Death Penalty Geller, Joseph Similar Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (81)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    23.21 Definitions. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.51 Duties of public defender. Page 4 (pdf), Page 9 (pdf)
    27.511 Offices of criminal conflict and civil regional counsel; legislative intent; qualifications; appointment; duties. Page 5 (pdf), Page 9 (pdf)
    27.5304 Private court-appointed counsel; compensation; notice. Page 7 (pdf)
    27.7001 Legislative intent and findings. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.7002 Limitation on collateral representation; lawyer disqualification; use of state funds for excess fees not authorized. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.701 Capital collateral regional counsel. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.702 Duties of the capital collateral regional counsel; reports. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.703 Conflict of interest and substitute counsel. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.704 Appointment of assistants and other staff. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.7045 Capital case proceedings; constitutionally deficient representation. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.705 Salaries of capital collateral regional counsel and assistant capital collateral counsel. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.706 Private practice of law prohibited. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.707 Investigators; service of process. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.708 Access to prisoners; compliance with the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; records requests. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.7081 Capital postconviction public records production. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.7091 Legislative recommendations to Supreme Court; postconviction proceedings; pro bono service credit. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.710 Registry of attorneys applying to represent persons in postconviction capital collateral proceedings; certification of minimum requirements; appointment by trial court. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.711 Terms and conditions of appointment of attorneys as counsel in postconviction capital collateral proceedings. Page 8 (pdf)
    27.715 Capital Collateral Regional Counsel Trust Fund. Page 8 (pdf)
    43.16 Justice Administrative Commission; membership, powers and duties. Page 10 (pdf)
    112.0455 Drug-Free Workplace Act. Page 11 (pdf)
    119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of public records. Page 12 (pdf)
    186.003 Definitions; ss. 186.001-186.031, 186.801-186.901. Page 13 (pdf)
    215.89 Charts of account. Page 13 (pdf)
    215.985 Transparency in government spending. Page 14 (pdf)
    216.011 Definitions. Page 15 (pdf)
    316.3026 Unlawful operation of motor carriers. Page 54 (pdf)
    373.409 Headgates, valves, and measuring devices. Page 55 (pdf)
    373.430 Prohibitions, violation, penalty, intent. Page 55 (pdf)
    376.302 Prohibited acts; penalties. Page 56 (pdf)
    394.912 Definitions. Page 21 (pdf)
    403.161 Prohibitions, violation, penalty, intent. Page 57 (pdf)
    448.09 Unauthorized aliens; employment prohibited. Page 58 (pdf)
    504.013 Penalties. Page 58 (pdf)
    648.571 Failure to return collateral; penalty. Page 58 (pdf)
    775.021 Rules of construction. Page 22 (pdf)
    775.082 Penalties; applicability of sentencing structures; mandatory minimum sentences for certain reoffenders previously released from prison. Page 3 (pdf)
    775.15 Time limitations; general time limitations; exceptions. Page 20 (pdf)
    775.261 The Florida Career Offender Registration Act. Page 59 (pdf)
    775.30 Terrorism; defined; penalties. Page 23 (pdf)
    782.04 Murder. Page 23 (pdf)
    782.065 Murder; law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer. Page 25 (pdf)
    787.06 Human trafficking. Page 59 (pdf)
    790.161 Making, possessing, throwing, projecting, placing, or discharging any destructive device or attempt so to do, felony; penalties. Page 20 (pdf)
    790.25 Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons. Page 15 (pdf)
    794.011 Sexual battery. Page 26 (pdf)
    794.0115 Dangerous sexual felony offender; mandatory sentencing. Page 60 (pdf)
    800.04 Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age. Page 60 (pdf)
    893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking. Page 26 (pdf)
    907.041 Pretrial detention and release. Page 61 (pdf)
    913.13 Jurors in capital cases. Page 21 (pdf)
    921.137 Imposition of the death sentence upon an intellectually disabled defendant prohibited. Page 21 (pdf)
    921.1401 Sentence of life imprisonment for persons who are under the age of 18 years at the time of the offense; sentencing proceedings. Page 63 (pdf)
    921.1402 Review of sentences for persons convicted of specified offenses committed while under the age of 18 years. Page 63 (pdf)
    921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 21 (pdf)
    921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 21 (pdf)
    922.052 Issuance of warrant of execution. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.06 Stay of execution of death sentence. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.07 Proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be insane. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.08 Proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.095 Pursuit of collateral remedies. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.10 Execution of death sentence; executioner. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.105 Execution of death sentence; prohibition against reduction of death sentence as a result of determination that a method of execution is unconstitutional. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.108 Sentencing orders in capital cases. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.11 Regulation of execution. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.111 Transfer to state prison for safekeeping before death warrant issued. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.12 Return of warrant of execution issued by Governor. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.14 Sentence of death unexecuted for unjustifiable reasons. Page 46 (pdf)
    922.15 Return of warrant of execution issued by Supreme Court. Page 46 (pdf)
    924.055 Postconviction review in capital cases; legislative findings and intent. Page 46 (pdf)
    924.056 Capital postconviction proceedings; reporting requirements. Page 46 (pdf)
    924.057 Capital postconviction proceedings; legislative intent. Page 46 (pdf)
    925.11 Postsentencing DNA testing. Page 47 (pdf)
    944.17 Commitments and classification; transfers. Page 64 (pdf)
    944.275 Gain-time. Page 45 (pdf)
    944.608 Notification to Department of Law Enforcement of information on career offenders. Page 64 (pdf)
    944.609 Career offenders; notification upon release. Page 65 (pdf)
    944.705 Release orientation program. Page 65 (pdf)
    945.10 Confidential information. Page 47 (pdf)
    948.012 Split sentence of probation or community control and imprisonment. Page 45 (pdf)

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