Juvenile offenders; sentence modification. (SB125)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Juvenile offenders; sentence modification. Establishes a procedure to retroactively modify a mandatory life sentence for persons convicted of a crime committed when a juvenile. The bill provides for an individualized assessment and allows the punishment to be reduced to a Class 2 felony (20 years to life). This bill is in response to Miller v. Alabama (567 U.S.___, 2012), where the United States Supreme Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a sentencing scheme that mandates life in prison without the possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders. Read the Bill »

Status

12/30/2013: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee

History

DateAction
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100980D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB125)
01/20/2014Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)