H.R.4493 - Eric's Law115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] (Introduced 11/30/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/09/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4493 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/30/2017)
This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify procedures with respect to capital sentencing hearings.
If a jury at a capital sentencing hearing does not reach a unanimous recommendation on the defendant's sentence, then the court must order a new special sentencing hearing and impanel a new jury. If the new jury at the special sentencing hearing does not reach a unanimous recommendation on the defendant's sentence, then the court is prohibited from imposing a death sentence.