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HB 4005: Death Penalty

GENERAL BILL by Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rouson

Death Penalty; Deletes provisions providing for death penalty for capital felonies; deletes provisions relating to representation in death penalty cases; repeals provisions relating to capital collateral representation, jurors in capital cases, prohibiting imposition of death sentence on defendant with mental retardation, determination of whether to impose sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felony or capital drug trafficking felony, issuance of warrant of execution, stay of execution of death sentence, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be insane, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant, grounds for death warrant, execution of death sentence, prohibition against reduction of death sentence as result of determination that method of execution is unconstitutional, sentencing orders in capital cases, regulation of execution, transfer to state prison for safekeeping before death warrant issued, return of warrant of execution issued by Governor, sentence of death unexecuted for unjustifiable reasons, & return of warrant of execution issued by Supreme Court.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 2/7/2013 House - Unfavorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee, laid on Table; YEAS 4 NAYS 9, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7083 (Ch. 2013-216) -HJ 153
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2013 House • Filed
1/23/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 133
1/31/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/07/13, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 133
2/7/2013 House • Unfavorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee, laid on Table; YEAS 4 NAYS 9, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7083 (Ch. 2013-216) -HJ 153