SB 277 Repeals the death penalty
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 0245S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 1/19/2017 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee Journal Page: S147
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 277 - Under current law, the punishment for first degree murder is either life imprisonment without eligibility for parole or death.

This act repeals the punishment of the death penalty for first degree murder. In addition, this act provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2017, shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

This act is similar to HB 135 (2017), HB 129 (2017), HB 772 (2015), SB 775 (2014), SB 247 (2013), and HB 1250 (2012), and is substantially similar to SB 816 (2016) and SB 447 (2015).