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Key Votes

SB 279 - Capital Punishment Restrictions - Key Vote

Maryland Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Capital Punishment Restrictions

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (87-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Capital Punishment Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits cases in which a defendant who is found guilty of first degree murder may be sentenced to death to cases in which the State presents to the jury biological or DNA evidence that links the defendant to the murder, a videotape of the defendant confessing to the murder, or a video recording that conclusively links the defendant to the murder.

Highlights:

-Prohibits the State from sentencing a defendant to death if the State relies solely on evidence provided by eyewitnesses (Sec. 1). -This bill is sponsored by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller by request of the Governor.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Capital Punishment Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits cases in which a defendant who is found guilty of first degree murder may be sentenced to death to cases in which the State presents to the jury biological or DNA evidence that links the defendant to the murder, a videotape of the defendant confessing to the murder, or a video recording that conclusively links the defendant to the murder.

Highlights:

-Prohibits the State from sentencing a defendant to death if the State relies solely on evidence provided by eyewitnesses (Sec. 1). -This bill is sponsored by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller by request of the Governor.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Capital Punishment Restrictions

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