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HB 645 - Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder - Mississippi Key Vote

Mark Baker voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to HB 645

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -

Title: Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (-) -

Title: Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-31) - (Key vote)
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Title: Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that increases penalties for committing violent acts against police officers, firefighters, emergency responders, and members of the Mississippi Army or Air National Guard, effective July 1, 2017.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that killing an emergency medical technician, first responder, fireman, utility worker, or peace officer while such individual is acting in their official capacity is considered capital murder (Sec. 2).

  • Increases punishment for individuals convicted and sentenced for murder or capital murder of a peace officer, emergency medical technician, or first responder acting in their official capacity shall be punished by a term or fine 3 times that authorized by law (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “peace officer” to include members of the Mississippi Army or Air National Guard (Sec. 2).

  • Classifies the killing emergency medical technicians, first responders, firemen, utility workers, or peace officers as carrying a sentence of imprisonment for life without parole (Sec. 3).

  • Requires individuals convicted of capital murder to be sentenced to death or imprisonment for life in State Penitentiary without parole (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder

Sponsors

  • Alex Monsour (MS - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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