SB 775 Abolishes the death penalty and provides that any person sentenced to death before August 28, 2014 must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole
Sponsor: Walsh
LR Number: 5449S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 3/12/2014 - Hearing Conducted S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 775 - 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, 2014, must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

This act is substantially similar to SB 247 (2013) and HB 1250 (2012).

MEGHAN LUECKE