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HB 7083 - Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that revises the legal process for death penalty sentences, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the governor to issue a warrant for execution within 30 days after receiving certification from the state Supreme Court of a death penalty conviction (Sec. 12).
  • Requires a warden to carry out the sentence of an individual convicted of the death penalty within 180 of the issue of the warrant for execution (Sec. 12).
  • Prohibits an attorney employed by the state from representing an individual charged with a capital offense if the attorney has on 2 separate times provided court determined “constitutionally deficient” representation resulting in relief from conviction in postconviction proceedings (Sec. 7). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that revises the legal process for death penalty sentences, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the governor to issue a warrant for execution within 30 days after receiving certification from the state Supreme Court of a death penalty conviction (Sec. 12).
  • Requires a warden to carry out the sentence of an individual convicted of the death penalty within 180 of the issue of the warrant for execution (Sec. 12).
  • Prohibits an attorney employed by the state from representing an individual charged with a capital offense if the attorney has on 2 separate times provided court determined “constitutionally deficient” representation resulting in relief from conviction in postconviction proceedings (Sec. 7). 
  • Representative McKeel is not listed on our vote breakdown because his vote is listed as occurring after the roll call; he would have voted "Yea".
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals

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