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HB 979: Sentencing in Capital Felonies


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

Effective Date: 10/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/23/2011 House • Filed
3/3/2011 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 85
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 85
5/7/2011 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee