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S 0200 General Bill, By Hembree, Martin, Kimbrell, Shealy, Gustafson and Turner
Similar (H 3755)
Summary: Executions
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-530 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION OR LETHAL INJECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SENTENCED TO DEATH MAY ELECT FOR ELECTROCUTION OR LETHAL INJECTION IF LETHAL INJECTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTION EXPIRES AND MUST BE RENEWED IN WRITING IF THE CONVICTED PERSON RECEIVES A STAY OF EXECUTION OR THE EXECUTION DATE HAS PASSED, TO PROVIDE THAT A PENALTY MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY ELECTROCUTION FOR A PERSON WHO WAIVES HIS RIGHT OF ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR SHALL DETERMINE AND CERTIFY TO THE SUPREME COURT WHETHER THE METHOD SELECTED IS AVAILABLE, TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTED PERSON'S SIGNATURE MUST BE WITNESSED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MANNER OF INFLICTING A DEATH SENTENCE MUST BE ELECTROCUTION REGARDLESS OF THE METHOD ELECTED BY THE PERSON IF EXECUTION BY LETHAL INJECTION IS UNAVAILABLE OR IS HELD TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY AN APPELLATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 214)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 214)
02/02/21Senate Polled out of committee Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/02/21Senate Committee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/03/21 Scrivener's error corrected
03/02/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 59)
03/02/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 59)
03/02/21Senate Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-11 (Senate Journal-page 59)
03/03/21 Scrivener's error corrected
03/03/21Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 168)
03/04/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 4)
03/04/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 4)



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