Summary: S.2389 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2018)

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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.