SB 538: Sentencing/Victim Impact Evidence
GENERAL BILL by Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lynn ; Crist
Sentencing/Victim Impact Evidence; cites act as "Caroline Cody Act"; clarifies that prosecution may introduce & argue victim-impact evidence to jury. Amends 921.141.
Last Action: 5/26/2005 - Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2005-64
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary
• Introduced, referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary -SJ 00037
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/15/05, 12:00 noon, 37-S
• Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 00187
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 00187
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/22/05, 3:45 pm, 401-S
• Favorable by- Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 00265
• Placed on Calendar, on second reading -SJ 00265
• Placed on Special Order Calendar -SJ 00299; Read second time -SJ 00296
• Read third time -SJ 00315; Amendment(s) adopted -SJ 00315; Passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 00315
• In Messages
• Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 00462
• Substituted for HB 387 -HJ 00499; Read second time -HJ 00499
• Read third time -HJ 00514; Passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 00514
• Ordered enrolled -SJ 00534
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2005-64
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