HB 961: Sentencing in Capital Felonies
GENERAL BILL by Pafford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Cruz ; Rader ; Torres
Sentencing in Capital Felonies; Requires that advisory sentence of death be made by unanimous recommendation of jury after defendant's conviction or adjudication of guilt for capital felony or capital drug-trafficking felony; requires court to instruct jury that, in order for jury to recommend to court that death penalty be imposed, jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh any mitigating circumstances found to exist; requires court to instruct jury that each aggravating circumstance used to support jury's recommendation of death be proven beyond reasonable doubt by unanimous vote; requires that court provide special verdict form for each aggravating circumstance found.
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
HB 961, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/21/2013 at 1:02 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 148 Sentencing In Capital Felonies Altman Identical Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Criminal Justice
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Citations - Statutes (2)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 1 (pdf) 921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 3 (pdf)
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