CS/CS/SB 450: Death Penalty
Death Penalty; Requiring a determination of a specified number of jurors, rather than jury unanimity, for a sentencing recommendation of death to the court; requiring a determination of a specified number of jurors, rather than jury unanimity, for a sentencing recommendation of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole to the court; requiring the court to impose the recommended sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if fewer than eight jurors recommend a sentence of death; requiring the court to include in its written order the reasons for not accepting the jury’s recommended sentence, if applicable, etc.
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/06/23, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 2
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary
• Remaining references corrected to Rules -SJ 141
• Now in Rules
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 139
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/22/23, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
• CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 15 NAYS 4
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Rules read 1st time
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/29/23
• Read 2nd time -SJ 268
• Amendment(s) failed (349120) -SJ 268
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 276
• CS passed; YEAS 29 NAYS 10 -SJ 277
• Immediately certified -SJ 288
• In Messages
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/13/2023)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 555
• Read 2nd time
• Amendment 270595 Failed
• Amendment 645381 Failed
• Amendment 375617 Failed
• Amendment 225051 Failed
• Amendment 853375 Failed
• Amendment 161859 Failed
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
• Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 80, NAYS 30
• Ordered enrolled
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2023-23
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