SB 288
Modifies provisions relating to jury instructions for the offense of murder in the first degree
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Last Action:
4/16/2019 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 288 - Currently, if an offender is found guilty of first degree murder, the court is required to instruct a jury that if a punishment is not agreed upon by the jurors, the court shall assess and declare the punishment of life imprisonment without eligibility for probation, parole, or release except by act of the governor or death. This act no longer requires the court to instruct the jury as it relates to the death of the offender

This act is identical to SB 996 (2018).



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