Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1350
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/08/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Bradley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 17 - 31
    4  and insert:
    5         (1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who
    6  has been convicted of a capital felony shall be punished by
    7  death if the proceeding held to determine sentence according to
    8  the procedure set forth in s. 921.141 results in findings by the
    9  court that such person shall be punished by death, otherwise
   10  such person shall be punished by life imprisonment and shall be
   11  ineligible for parole.
   12         (b) A person who is convicted of a capital felony, or an
   13  offense that was reclassified as a capital felony, that was
   14  committed before the person was 18 years of age shall be
   15  punished by life imprisonment and is ineligible for parole if
   16  the judge at a mandatory sentencing hearing concludes that life
   17  imprisonment is an appropriate sentence. In determining whether
   18  life imprisonment is an appropriate sentence, the judge shall
   19  consider factors relevant to the offense and to the defendant's
   20  youth and attendant circumstances, including, but not limited
   21  to: