Bill Summary

SB 770 Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Sentence of Death (2022 Session)
Serious Mental Illness as Bar to Sentence of Death; Defining the term “serious mental illness”; prohibiting the imposition of a sentence of death upon a defendant convicted of a capital felony if the defendant had a serious mental illness at the time the criminal offense was committed; requiring a defendant to provide a certain notice if he or she intends to raise serious mental illness as a bar to a sentence of death; requiring certain court orders if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant had a serious mental illness at the time of the commission of the criminal offense, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
11/02/21
SENATE
Filed
11/16/21
SENATE
Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations
0770
Filed on 11/02/21
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