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House Bill 1680

House Bill 1680

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1680 (Updated March 5, 2001 10:25 PM - DI 84)

Death sentence. Allows a jury to consider evidence of the impact of the crime on the members of the victim's family and evidence of the defendant's criminal history when recommending a sentence for a defendant in a murder case. Requires a court to sentence a defendant in a murder case according to a unanimous jury sentencing recommendation. Provides that if a jury is unable to agree on a sentence recommendation in a murder case after reasonable deliberations, the court must discharge the jury, hold a separate sentencing hearing, and sentence the defendant to: (1) a fixed term of imprisonment; or (2) life imprisonment without parole.
Current Status:
In Committee - 2nd House
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