DE HB299 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 10-2)
Status: Introduced on March 12 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]

Summary

This act will be known as the Egregious Crimes Accountability Act. This Act revises Delaware's death penalty statute to ensure its compliance with the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United State Supreme Court in Hurst v. Florida, and by the Delaware Supreme Court in Rauf v. State. In accord with those cases, this Act will require that before a death sentence can be imposed, a jury (unless the Defendant waives their right to one) must first determine unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt:

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Title

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Egregious Crimes Accountability Act.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-12 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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