Ohio Senate Bill 40 - Aggravated Murder

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.

SUMMARY:

Prohibits the death sentence for individuals who have serious mental illness

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Senators Eklund and Williams

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Senators LaRose, Schiavoni, Brown, Thomas, Coley, Yuko, Terhar

COMMITTEE:

Senate Judiciary

COMPANION BILL:

House Bill 81

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-40

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-SB-40

BILL STATUS:

Senate Action

Introduced in the Senate on February 8, 2017

Referred to Committee on February 15, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

February 21, 2017

February 28, 2017

March 7, 2017

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