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SB 9 - Death Penalty Discrimination - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (31-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Death Penalty Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that repeals certain provisions of the Racial Justice Act.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the use of statistical data in determining racial bias, including, but not limited to, sworn testimony that demonstrates the following information (Sec. 1):
    • More death sentences were applied to individuals of 1 race than to another race;
    • More death sentences were applied for capital offenses against individuals of 1 race than another race; and
    • Race was a significant factor in decisions to exercise peremptory challenges during jury selection.
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Death Penalty Discrimination

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (27-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Death Penalty Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that repeals the Racial Justice Act of 2009, which permits individuals sentenced to the death penalty to appeal their sentence on the basis of a history of racial discrimination in sentencing.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that conviction or sentencing on the basis of race is still illegal (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (64-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Death Penalty Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the Racial Justice Act of 2009, which permits individuals sentenced to the death penalty to appeal their sentence on the basis of a history of racial discrimination in sentencing.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that conviction or sentencing on the basis of race is still illegal (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (50-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Death Penalty Discrimination

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