IN HB1301 | 2010 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2010 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2010-01-13 - First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
Pending: House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Makes committing a murder in the physical presence of a person who: (1) is less than 16 years of age; and (2) might be able to see or hear the murder; an aggravating circumstance that may be considered during the sentencing hearing for the murder. Allows a court to sentence a person to an additional fixed term of imprisonment that: (1) is not less than the advisory sentence for the underlying offense nor more than three times the advisory sentence for the underlying offense; and (2) does not exceed 30 years; if the person knowingly or intentionally committed certain offenses in the physical presence of a person less than 16 years of age who might be able to see or hear the offense. Allows a court to sentence a person to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of ten years if the person knowingly or intentionally violated a protective order in the commission of certain offenses.

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Title

Murder sentencing and sentence enhancements.

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History

DateChamberAction
2010-01-13 First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
2010-01-13 Coauthored by Representatives L. Lawson, Noe and Clements
2010-01-13 Authored by Representative Thompson

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