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SB 216 - Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (40-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the "guilty but mentally ill" plea.

Highlights:
-Repeals the "guilty but mentally ill" plea to no longer permit a person who was suffering from a mental illness at the time of the commission of a criminal offense to be found guilty but mentally ill (Sec. 1). -Repeals the authority of the court to impose any sentence upon a defendant who is mentally ill that could be imposed upon a defendant who has been convicted of the same offense without a finding of mental illness (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the "guilty but mentally ill" plea.

Highlights:
-Repeals the "guilty but mentally ill" plea to no longer permit a person who was suffering from a mental illness at the time of the commission of a criminal offense to be found guilty but mentally ill (Sec. 1). -Repeals the authority of the court to impose any sentence upon a defendant who is mentally ill that could be imposed upon a defendant who has been convicted of the same offense without a finding of mental illness (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeal "Guilty but Mentally Ill" Plea

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