Under existing law, Act 2017-131 of the 2017 Regular Session removed the authority of the court to override a jury verdict in a capital case. Act 2017-131 specifically provided that the act would not apply retroactively
This bill would specify that Act 2017-131 would apply retroactively
Relating to capital cases; to amend Act 2017-131 of the 2017 Regular Session, removing the authority of the court to override a jury verdict, to specify that the act would apply retroactively to defendants sentenced to death when the jury returned a verdict of life without parole.
|January 9, 2018||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||May 3, 2017||Room 429 at 15:00||House SG Hearing|
|Bill Text||SB106 Alabama 2018 Session - Introduced|