Key Votes

SB 276 - Repeals the Death Penalty - Key Vote

Maryland Key Votes

Martin O'Malley signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the death penalty, effective October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the death penalty in the state of Maryland (Secs. 1-3).
  • Authorizes the governor to change the death sentence of an inmate into a sentence of life without the possibility of parole (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that any pending case filed with the intention to seek the death penalty be automatically changed to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the death penalty, effective October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the death penalty in the state of Maryland (Secs. 1-3).
  • Authorizes the governor to change the death sentence of an inmate into a sentence of life without the possibility of parole (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that any pending case filed with the intention to seek the death penalty be automatically changed to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals the Death Penalty

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