2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 837
Sponsored By:
Delegates Rosenberg, Alston, Anderson, Aumann, Barnes, Bobo, Branch, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Carter, Cullison, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Haynes, Healey, Hixson, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Love, Luedtke, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mitchell, Mizeur, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Ross, Simmons, Stukes, Summers, Tarrant, V. Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vaughn, Washington, and Zucker
Death Penalty Repeal


Repealing the death penalty; repealing procedures and requirements related to the death penalty; providing that in specified cases in which the State has filed a notice to seek a sentence of death, the notice shall be considered withdrawn and it shall be considered a notice to seek a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole under specified circumstances; providing that specified persons serving life sentences are not eligible for Patuxent Institution under specified circumstances; etc.

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 Judiciary
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, District 23A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death Penalty
Parole and Probation
Patuxent Institution
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Correctional Services
( 3-901 , 4-101 , 4-305 , 6-112 , 7-301 , 7-601 )
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 3-8A-03 , 3-8A-06 , 8-404 , 8-420 , 9-204 , 12-307 )
Criminal Law
( 2-103 , 2-201 , 2-202 , 2-301 , 2-303 , 2-304 , 2-305 , 2-401 , 14-101 )
Criminal Procedure
( 3-105 , 3-106 , 3-107 , 4-204 , 5-101 , 7-101 , 7-103 , 7-107 , 7-201 , 8-108 , 11-404 )
Health - General
( 8-505 )
( 16-812 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered