Senate Bill 162
Prohibits death penalty if mentally ill
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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.
Status: As Reported by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee
Sen. Lehner, Sen. Balderson, Sen. Sawyer, Sen. Brown, Sen. Hite, Sen. Thomas, Sen. Yuko, Sen. LaRose, Sen. Eklund, Sen. Schiavoni, Sen. Beagle, Sen. Tavares, Sen. Hackett
Courts and Civil Law : Courts, Crimes, Corrections, and Law Enforcement : Crime and Punishment, Crimes, Corrections, and Law Enforcement : Law Enforcement, Health and Human Services : Mental Health and Disabilities
Senate Criminal Justice