SB1187

Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Criminal Procedure - Life Without Parole - Repeal of Sentencing Proceeding

Sponsored by:

Senator Cassilly

Status:

In the Senate - Recommitted to Judicial Proceedings (Senator Zirkin)


Synopsis:Repealing specified provisions of law that provide a separate jury proceeding to determine whether a person convicted of murder in the first degree is sentenced to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole or imprisonment for life; establishing that a court may sentence a person convicted of murder in the first degree to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole without the requirement of a separate jury sentencing procedure under specified circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Cassilly, Brochin, Hough, Norman, and Ready
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: SB0157 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Court of Appeals
Juries -see also- Grand Juries
Murder
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(2-201, 2-203, 2-304, 2-305)

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November 28, 2017 1:14 P.M.