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SB 850 - Repeals Mandatory Life Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenders - Key Vote

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John Wozniak voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals Mandatory Life Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenders

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (37-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Mandatory Life Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that repeals mandatory life sentences for juvenile murder charges.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual, who is at least 15 years of age but under the age of 18, and has been convicted of a murder in the first degree to be given a life sentence in prison or a sentence of at least 35 years (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an individual, who is under the age of 15, and has been convicted of a murder in the first degree to be given a life sentence in prison or a sentence of at least 25 years (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an individual, who is at least 15 years of age but under the age of 18, and has been convicted of a murder in the second degree to be given a sentence of at least 30 years (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an individual, who is under the age of 15, and has been convicted of a murder in the second degree to be given a sentence of at least 20 years (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (174-20) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (50-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals Mandatory Life Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenders

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