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HCS HB 185 - Death Penalty Rules - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Stephanie Benfield voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Stephanie Benfield made in this general time period.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (106-65) - (Key vote)

Title: Death Penalty Rules

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill changing the procedure by which the death penalty is applied.

Highlights:
-Allows for a sentence of death in cases where at least ten members of a jury vote for such, provided the jury has found that a defendant has committed at least one “statutory aggravating circumstance (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Death Penalty Rules

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill changing the procedure by which the death penalty is applied.

Highlights:
-Allows for a sentence of death in cases where at least ten members of a jury vote for such, provided the jury has found that a defendant has committed at least one “statutory aggravating circumstance (Sec. 2).

Sponsors

  • Barry A. Fleming (GA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Timothy J. Bearden (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Burkhalter (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin Everson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry L. Keen (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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