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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 Reported by the House Criminal Justice Committee

Legislation Text : View Current Version

Date Chamber Action Committee
12/13/18 House Informally passed
12/13/18 House Informally passed
12/12/18 House Informally passed
12/5/18 House Reported - Substitute Criminal Justice
2/28/17 House Refer to Committee Criminal Justice
2/22/17 House Introduced
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