SB 753 Requires the state Auditor to compare the costs of death penalty cases and first-degree murder cases in which the death penalty is not sought
Sponsor: Keaveny
LR Number: 5529S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Last Action: 4/2/2014 - Voted Do Pass S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 753 - This act requires the state Auditor to make a one-time report on the costs of administering the death penalty. As part of the report, the Auditor must compare the costs estimated by the Auditor to be related to cases in which the death penalty is sought and is imposed to the costs for cases in which the death penalty is not sought and the defendant is sentenced to life without parole and cases in which the death penalty is sought, but not imposed.

The results must be reported to the Governor, General Assembly, and the Missouri Supreme Court by June 30, 2016.

This act is identical to HB 1951 (2014) and is nearly identical to SB 61 (2013) and SS/SCS/SB 786 (2012).

MEGHAN LUECKE