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SB 1066: Sentencing in Capital Felonies


Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requires that, after a specified date, an advisory sentence of death be made by a unanimous recommendation of the jury following a defendant's conviction or adjudication of guilt for a capital felony or capital drug trafficking felony. Requires that the court enter a sentence notwithstanding the unanimous recommendation of the jury.

Effective Date: 10/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/14/2011 Senate • Filed
3/1/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 80
3/4/2011 Senate • References corrected to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget
• Now in Criminal Justice
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 80
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice