DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Murder sentencing study committee. Establishes an eight member murder sentencing study committee to review and analyze all trials that involved murders committed in Indiana after July 1, 1976, and before July 1, 2000. Specifies that the review and analysis must examine: (1) the facts, including mitigating and aggravating circumstances; (2) the race, gender, religious preference, and economic status of the defendant and murder victim; (3) the result of the judicial proceeding; and (4) the sentence imposed on the defendant. Allows the committee to make legislative recommendations based on the review and analysis if appropriate. Requires the committee to issue a final report to the legislative council before July 1, 2001.