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SB 770: Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Sentence of Death

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Sentence of Death; Defining the term “serious mental illness”; prohibiting the imposition of a sentence of death upon a defendant convicted of a capital felony if the defendant had a serious mental illness at the time the criminal offense was committed; requiring a defendant to provide a certain notice if he or she intends to raise serious mental illness as a bar to a sentence of death; 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 criminal offense, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 49
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/2/2021 Senate • Filed
11/16/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 50
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 49