2009 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Serafini, Shank, Kelly, and Myers
Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Evidence of Murder of Correctional Officer


Exempting the State from the requirement to present specified evidence in the prosecution of a murder of a specified correctional officer before the defendant may be sentenced to death; providing that a prohibition against imposition of death sentence if the State relies solely on eyewitness evidence does not apply in a prosecution of a murder of a correctional officer under specified circumstances; and making the Act contingent on the taking effect of another Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Delegate Serafini) Adopted (118-11)
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Correctional Officers
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Death Penalty
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 2-202 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 24, 2009: Motion Rules Suspended for late introduction (Serafini) Adopted (118-11)