Saturday, November 01, 2014

HB 961 - Sentencing in Capital Felonies

General Bill   by Pafford (CO-SPONSORS) Berman; Cruz; Rader; Torres
Sentencing in Capital Felonies: Requires that advisory sentence of death be made by unanimous recommendation of jury after defendant's conviction or adjudication of guilt for capital felony or capital drug-trafficking felony; requires court to instruct jury that, in order for jury to recommend to court that death penalty be imposed, jury must find that sufficient aggravating circumstances exist which outweigh any mitigating circumstances found to exist; requires court to instruct jury that each aggravating circumstance used to support jury's recommendation of death be proven beyond reasonable doubt by unanimous vote; requires that court provide special verdict form for each aggravating circumstance found.
Effective Date: July 1, 2013
Last Event: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Friday, May 03, 2013 7:16 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    -   Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    -   Judiciary Committee

Related Bills

Bill # Subject Relationship
SB 148 Sentencing In Capital Felonies Identical

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Friday, May 03, 2013 7:16 PM Criminal Justice Subcommittee
1st Reading Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:59 PM
Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Monday, March 04, 2013 5:57 PM Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Referred to Judiciary Committee Monday, March 04, 2013 5:57 PM Judiciary Committee
Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Monday, March 04, 2013 5:57 PM Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee Monday, March 04, 2013 5:57 PM Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Filed Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:02 PM Pafford

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

921.141
921.142
 

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