USA - Florida. House committee approves easier death sentences
March 8, 2023:
(March 8, 2023) - The Republican-controlled House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 13-5 along party lines to approve its version of the proposal (HB 555) on Tuesday, the opening day of the 60-day legislative session. A Senate committee on Monday approved a similar proposal (SB 450).
The measure would require judges to impose death sentences if recommended by at least 8 jurors. The bill’s sponsor is Berny Jacques, R-Seminole
https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2023/03/08/florida-lawmakers-move-forward-on-death-penalty-changes/#:~:text=Gov.,Douglas%20High%20School%20in%202018. (Source: law.com, 08/03/2023)