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Bill Title: Relating to murder; and prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Removes future dangerousness as factor for jury to determine when deciding on sentence of death.
Requires state to prove beyond reasonable doubt that defendant should receive death sentence. Redefines crime of aggravated murder. Reclassifies current manners of committing aggravated murder as murder in the first degree. Renames crime of murder to murder in the second degree. Specifies penalties. Provides that attempted aggravated murder constitutes Class A felony. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Chapter Number: Chapter 635
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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