S.2389 - Eric's Law115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 02/07/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/07/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2389 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/07/2018)
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.