Ohio Senate Bill 54 - Death Penalty

To prohibit imposing the death penalty for aggravated murder when the offender had a serious mental illness at the time of the offense.

SUMMARY:

Prohibits the use of a death penalty if the offender is a person with a serious mental illness

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Senators Eklund, Williams

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Senators Antonio, Thomas, Fedor, Yuko

COMMITTEE:

Senate Judiciary Committee

COMPANION BILL:

HB 136

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-54

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA133-SB-54

BILL STATUS:

Senate Activity

Introduced in the Senate on February 19, 2019

Referred to Committee on February 26, 2019

Committee Hearings on:

April 24, 2019

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