Under existing law, there are certain aggravating circumstances listed for capital offenses
This bill would include as an aggravating circumstance a victim of a capital offense who was a law enforcement officer or prison or jail guard or was less than 14 years of age
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To amend Section 13A-5-49, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to aggravating circumstances for capital offenses, to include victims who were law enforcement officers or prison guards or who were less than a certain age; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|February 7, 2017||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB68 Alabama 2017 Session - Introduced|