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SB 280 - Repeals the Death Penalty - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (86-62) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the death penalty, effective upon passage.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the death penalty as a sentencing option for capital felony cases that occur after the passage of this bill (Secs. 1 & 7).
  • Redefines capital felony as “murder with special circumstances” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a person convicted of murder with special circumstances to be given a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release (Sec. 2).
  • Requires all death sentences to be reviewed by the Supreme Court in order to confirm the sentence or waive and impose a new sentence required by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 6).
  • Specifies that no person may be convicted of any crime with a penalty of death or life imprisonment without the possibility of release unless at least 2 witnesses give testimony at the trial (Sec. 29).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the death penalty, effective upon passage.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the death penalty as a sentencing option for capital felony cases that occur after the passage of this bill (Secs. 1 & 7).
  • Redefines capital felony as “murder with special circumstances” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a person convicted of murder with special circumstances to be given a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release (Sec. 2).
  • Requires all death sentences to be reviewed by the Supreme Court in order to confirm the sentence or waive and impose a new sentence required by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 6).
  • Specifies that no person may be convicted of any crime with a penalty of death or life imprisonment without the possibility of release unless at least 2 witnesses give testimony at the trial (Sec. 29).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

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