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Prohibit death sentence if have serious mental illness 
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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.


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House Rules and Reference Committee
House Criminal Justice Committee

Primary Sponsors

William Seitz
Nickie J. Antonio


Louis W. Blessing III
Tom Brinkman
Jonathan Dever
Mike Duffey
Stephen D. Hambley
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Nathan H. Manning
Adam C. Miller
Craig S. Riedel
Scott K. Ryan
Kent Smith
Dick Stein
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