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2018 Regular Session



Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Murder of Specific Individuals or Mass Murder

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shoemaker


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Providing that a person who is convicted of murder in the first degree may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a certain first responder, or a certain witness, or a certain mass murder, under certain circumstances, is an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury must consider in making a determination as to the imposition of the death penalty; establishing procedures for the imposition of the death penalty; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Shoemaker, Buckel, Afzali, Folden, Krebs, Malone, McComas, Morgan, Reilly, Rose, and Szeliga
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Clerks of Court
Correctional Officers
Court of Appeals
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Death Penalty
Developmental Disabilities -see also- Vulnerable Adults
Drivers' Licenses
Emergency Medical Services
Federal Government
Fire Protection
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest
Juries -see also- Grand Juries
Juvenile Causes
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Mental and Behavioral Health
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
Recordings -see also- Video
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rescue Squads -see also- Ambulances; Emergency Medical Serv
Review Boards
Rules and Regulations
State's Attorneys
Statutes of Limitation
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Statutes:Article - Correctional Services
(4-101, 4-305, 6-112, 7-301, 3-901 through 3-909)
Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(12-307, 3-8A-03, 3-8A-06, 8-404, 8-420, 9-204)
Article - Criminal Law
(14-101, 2-201, 2-304, 2-305, 2-202, 2-301, 2-303, 2-401)
Article - Criminal Procedure
(3-105, 3-106, 3-107, 4-204, 5-101, 7-101, 7-103, 7-107, 11-404, 7-201 through 7-204, 8-108)
Article - Health - General
Article - Transportation

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March 15, 2018 11:58 A.M.