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SB 16 - Prohibits Judicial Override of Sentencing Decisions - Alabama Key Vote

Ken Johnson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Judicial Override of Sentencing Decisions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits judges from overriding the sentencing decision of a jury in capital cases.

Highlights:
  • Requires the court to sentence a defendant to death when that is the verdict determined by the jury in a capital case sentencing hearing (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the court to sentence a defendant to life imprisonment without parole when that is the verdict determined by the jury in a capital case sentencing hearing (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the decision returned by a jury in a capital case sentencing hearing is a verdict (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-1) -

Title: Prohibits Judicial Override of Sentencing Decisions

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Judicial Override of Sentencing Decisions

Sponsors

  • Dick Lansden Brewbaker (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
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