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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 185
Death penalty; jury findings; aggravating circumstance; change provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the death penalty generally, so as to provide that the death penalty may be imposed where the jury finds at least one aggravating circumstance but is unable to reach a unanimous verdict as to the sentence, taking into account the majority vote of the jurors in some circumstances and nine jurors in other circumstances; to change provisions relating to the requirement of a jury finding of aggravating circumstance and recommending the death penalty; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/20/2007 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/20/2007 - House Third Readers
Mar/19/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/30/2007 - House Second Readers
Jan/29/2007 - House First Readers
Jan/26/2007 - House Hopper
3/20/2007 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/20/2007 - House Vote #168Yea(106)Nay(65)NV(3)
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