Under existing law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a capital murder defendant who is mentally retarded is not subject to the death sentence
This bill would establish standards and procedures in death penalty cases for the trial court to determine whether a defendant is mentally retarded, and to provide for retroactive effect
To add Section 13A-5-60 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to establish procedures in death penalty cases to determine whether a defendant is mentally retarded, and to provide for retroactive effect.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|February 9, 2010||Judiciary first Substitute Offered|
|February 9, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and|
|January 12, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||SB219 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|