SB 247 Abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2013 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole
Sponsor: Walsh
LR Number: 1360S.01I Fiscal Note not available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/14/2013 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S297
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 247 - 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, 2013, must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1250 (2012).

MEGHAN LUECKE