SB 775 Adds a statutory aggravating circumstance for murder in the first degree for certain acts of terrorism
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 5122S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/13/2016 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 775-Schaefer Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 775 - Current law lists a number of aggravating circumstances, which, if found by a judge or jury to exist in a particular case of first degree murder, may result in the defendant being sentenced to death.

This act adds committing murder as an act of terrorism in that it was committed for the purpose of intimidating or coercing a civilian population, influencing the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affecting the conduct of a government to the list of aggravating circumstances.

This act is identical to SB 158 (2015).

MEGHAN LUECKE