2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 47
Crimes and Offenses; repeal certain provisions; sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, notices of enhanced sentencing
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 and Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses and the procedure for sentencing and imposition of punishment, respectively, so as to repeal certain provisions regarding sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, notices for enhanced sentencing, and enhanced sentencing; to provide for sentencing of defendants who commit certain crimes which target a victim due to the victim's race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin; to amend Code Section 15-11-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions for juvenile proceedings, so as to provide for a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/15/2015 - Senate Hopper