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Senate Bill 162

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Prohibits death penalty if mentally ill   [ 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 Seitz, Senator Williams

Version: As Reported by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee

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History
Date Chamber Action Committee
11/30/16 Senate Reported - Amended Criminal Justice
5/27/15 Senate Refer to Committee Criminal Justice
5/13/15 Senate Introduced
 
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