CS/CS/SB 1342: Capital Sexual Battery
Capital Sexual Battery; Revising how certain capital felonies are punished; requiring a court to conduct a separate sentencing proceeding to determine whether a defendant should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole upon the defendant’s conviction or adjudication of guilt for a capital felony; requiring a recommendation to the court of a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if fewer than eight jurors determine that the defendant should be sentenced to death; requiring the court to impose the jury’s recommended sentence if the recommendation is for a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, etc.
Last Action: 4/18/2023 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1297 (Ch. 2023-25) -SJ 421
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• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/20/23, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time
• Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary
• Remaining references corrected to Rules
• Now in Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/11/23, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
• CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Rules read 1st time
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/18/23
• Read 2nd time -SJ 420
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 1297 -SJ 421
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1297 (Ch. 2023-25) -SJ 421
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