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Senate Bill 40

General Assembly: 132

Short Title: Avoid death penalty if serious mental illness at time of crime   [ 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: Senator Eklund, Senator Williams

Version: As Introduced

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Senate Committees
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
JudiciaryFebruary 21, 20171st HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
Senator John EklundProponentDownload
Senator Sandra WilliamsProponentDownload
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
JudiciaryFebruary 28, 20172nd HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
Justice Eve StrattonFormer Ohio Supreme Court JusticeProponentDownload
Dr. Reginald WilkinsonFormer Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and CorrectionProponentDownload
David A. SingletonOhio Justice & Policy CenterProponentDownload
CommitteeDateStatusBill Text
JudiciaryMarch 7, 20173rd HearingDownload
WitnessOrganizationTestifying AsDocument
Mr. John MurphyOhio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationOpponentDownload
Kari BloomOhio Public DefenderProponentDownload
Megan Testa, MDOhio Psychiatric Physicians AssociationProponentDownload
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