2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 1311
Criminal procedure; sentencing of defendants; repeal certain provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to procedure for sentencing and imposition of punishment, so as to repeal certain provisions regarding sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, circumstances, and parole; to provide for enhanced sentences in any case in which the trier of fact determines beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally selected any victim or any property of the victim as the object of the offense because of the victim's race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin; to provide for certain exceptions; to provide for applicability; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/29/2012 - House Hopper