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S 171 - Eliminating the Death Penalty - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Eliminating the Death Penalty

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Eliminating the Death Penalty

Highlights:
- Requires inmates previously sentenced to death to motion the court and drop all appeals within 60 days of the enactment of this bill in order to be resentenced to life imprisonment in a maximum security prison without the possibility of parole (Sec. 2). - Retains inmates' original sentence of death if motion is not received within 60 days or appeals are not dropped (Sec. 2). - Requires a person convicted of murder to pay restitution to the victim's nearest surviving relative in an amount to be determined by the court (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Eliminating the Death Penalty

Highlights:
- Requires inmates previously sentenced to death to motion the court and drop all appeals within 60 days of the enactment of this bill in order to be resentenced to life imprisonment in a maximum security prison without the possibility of parole (Sec. 2). - Retains inmates' original sentence of death if motion is not received within 60 days or appeals are not dropped (Sec. 2). - Requires a person convicted of murder to pay restitution to the victim's nearest surviving relative in an amount to be determined by the court (Sec. 3). - Substituted by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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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.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - (Key vote)

Title: Eliminating the Death Penalty

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