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House Bill 81

General Assembly: 132

Short Title: Prohibit death sentence if have serious mental illness   [ Show Long Title ]

Long Title: To amend sections 2929.02, 2929.022, 2929.024, 2929.03, 2929.04, 2929.06, 2953.21, and 2953.23 and to enact section 2929.025 of the Revised Code to provide that a person convicted of aggravated murder who shows that the person had a serious mental illness at the time of committing the offense cannot be sentenced to death for the offense and to provide a mechanism for resentencing to a life sentence a person previously sentenced to death who proves that the person had a serious mental illness at the time of committing the offense.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Seitz, Representative Antonio

Version: As Introduced

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House Committees
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
Criminal JusticeMarch 7, 20171st HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
Reps. Seitz and AntonioOhio House of RepresentativesProponentDownload
Rep. AntonioOhio House of RepresentativesProponentDownload
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
Criminal JusticeMay 9, 20172nd HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
Justice Evelyn Lundberg StrattonOhio Alliance for Mental Illness ExemptionProponentDownload
Dr. Megan TestaOhio Psychiatric Physicians AssociationProponentDownload
Stephen JohnsonGroveOhio Justice and Policy CenterProponentDownload
David NivenUniversity of CincinnatiProponentDownload
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
Criminal JusticeJune 6, 20173rd HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
John MurphyOhio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationOpponentDownload
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
Criminal JusticeMay 15, 20184th HearingDownload
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