TN SB0226 | 2021-2022 | 112th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 3 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-03 - Comp. became Pub. Ch. 215
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


As enacted, enacts the "Good Samaritan Sentencing Enhancement Act," which provides that a defendant convicted of first degree murder is eligible for the death penalty if the victim was rendering assistance to a person in need at the time of their death. - Amends TCA Title 39.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, relative to criminal sentencing.


Roll Calls


2021-05-03 Comp. became Pub. Ch. 215
2021-04-08SenateSponsor(s) Added.
2021-04-08SenateCompanion House Bill substituted
2021-04-06SenatePlaced on Senate Regular Calendar for 4/8/2021
2021-03-30SenateRecommended for passage, refer to Senate Calendar Committee
2021-03-24SenatePlaced on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/30/2021
2021-02-10SenatePassed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
2021-02-08SenateIntroduced, Passed on First Consideration
2021-01-19SenateFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB0047 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-03 - Effective date(s) 07/01/2021


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