SB 816 Repeals the death penalty
Sponsor: Wieland Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4515S.03I Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws and Pensions
Last Action: 5/13/2016 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 816-Wieland, et al Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 816 - 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, 2016, must be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

This act is identical to HB 2064 (2016), is substantially similar to HB 772 (2015), and is similar to SB 447 (2015), SB 775 (2014), SB 247 (2013), and HB 1250 (2012).

MEGHAN LUECKE