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132

Short Title

Avoid death penalty if serious mental illness at time of crime 
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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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Committees

Senate Judiciary Committee
 
 

Primary Sponsors

John Eklund
Sandra R. Williams
 

Cosponsors

SENATORS
Edna Brown
Bill Coley
Frank LaRose
Joe Schiavoni
Lou Terhar
Cecil Thomas
Kenny Yuko
 
 
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