SB 1022 Court shall determine punishment if jury is unable to decide in first degree murder trials
Sponsor:Rohrbach Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4174L.01I Fiscal Note:4174-01
Last Action:02/19/02 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1022 - This act provides that in a jury trial for murder in the first degree in which the death penalty was not waived, if the jury is unable to decide or agree upon punishment, the court shall assess and declare the punishment at life imprisonment without eligibility for probation, parole, or release except by act of the Governor, and the jury shall be so instructed before the case is submitted.