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SB 1807 - Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant - Key Vote

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (91-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the death sentence from being imposed on any individual deemed to be mentally retarded. The bill defines as "mentally retarded" an individual with an intelligence quotient lower than 76 who currently demonstrates significant limitations in adaptive functions, and whose mental retardation was manifested before their 18th birthday. The bill also establishes the right of the State to legally challenge any conviction relief granted under this statute and defines the terms by which it may do so.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (35-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the death sentence from being imposed on any individual deemed to be mentally retarded. The bill defines as "mentally retarded" an individual with an intelligence quotient lower than 76 who currently demonstrates significant limitations in adaptive functions, and whose mental retardation was manifested before their 18th birthday. The bill also establishes the right of the State to legally challenge any conviction relief granted under this statute and defines the terms by which it may do so.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant

Sponsors

  • Daniel S. 'Dan' Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Todd Lamb (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Wilson (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
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