|HB 0351||Relating to Criminal Procedure|
|Sponsor:||SHIELDS||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||01/31/95 - Referred H Judiciary and Ethics Committee|
HB0351 Shields, Charles W
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HB 351 -- Criminal Procedure
This bill requires the judge, and not the jury, to decide sentencing for all criminal cases, except where the death penalty is possible. Current law allows the jury to decide sentencing for first time offenders.