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2009-2010 Regular Session - SB 13
Crimes; provide the imposition of life without parole; person convicted of murder independently of a death penalty prosecution
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-5-1 and Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to murder and felony murder and sentencing and punishment, respectively, so as to provide for the imposition of life without parole of persons convicted of murder independently of a death penalty prosecution; to provide that the sentence of life without parole may be imposed without the necessity of the trier of fact making a recommendation of such sentence or finding statutory aggravating circumstances; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Apr/29/2009 - Effective Date
Apr/29/2009 - Act 62
Apr/29/2009 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/13/2009 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/26/2009 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/25/2009 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/25/2009 - House Third Readers
Mar/17/2009 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Feb/11/2009 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/05/2009 - House Second Readers
Feb/04/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/03/2009 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Feb/03/2009 - Senate Third Read
Jan/28/2009 - Senate Read Second Time
Jan/27/2009 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/14/2009 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/13/2009 - Senate Hopper
Dec/12/2008 - Senate Prefiled
3/17/2009 Withdrawn from Rules Calendar and recommitted to Rules; 3/25/2009 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/26/2009 - Senate Vote #283Yea(47)Nay(0)NV(4)
Mar/25/2009 - House Vote #328Yea(164)Nay(0)NV(9)
Feb/03/2009 - Senate Vote #14Yea(54)Nay(0)NV(1)
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