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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require the impaneling of a new jury if a jury fails to recommend by unanimous vote a sentence for conviction of a crime punishable by death.


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Date
07/25/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date
07/25/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 07/25/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 10/22/2019

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Senate Judiciary07/25/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/25/2019)

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This bill modifies 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.