There is one summary for S.527. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/05/1993)

Bombing Homicide Death Penalty Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to authorize imposition of life imprisonment without release or the death penalty for intentionally or with reckless disregard for human life causing the death of a person through the use of a bomb or other destructive device.

Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) mitigating and aggravating factors; and (2) a special hearing to determine whether a sentence of death is justified.

Prohibits: (1) imposition of the death penalty on persons less than age 18 at the time of the offense; and (2) requiring any employee of a State department of corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or the U.S. Marshals Service, and any employee providing services to that department, bureau, or service under contract, to be in attendance at or participate in any execution if such participation is contrary to the employee's moral or religious convictions.

Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) instructions to the jury to ensure against discrimination based on race, color, religious beliefs, national origin, or sex of the defendant or of any victim; (2) imposition of a sentence of death; (3) review of a death sentence; (4) use of State facilities; (5) appointment of counsel for indigent defendants; (6) collateral attack on a judgment imposing the death sentence; and (7) stays of execution.