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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the penalties for a capital felony.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . increases the indeterminate sentence provision regarding a capital felony from 20
13 years to 25 years.
14 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 76-3-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 209
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 76-3-206 is amended to read:
24 76-3-206. Capital felony -- Penalties.
25 (1) A person who has pled guilty to or been convicted of a capital felony shall be
26 sentenced in accordance with Section 76-3-207 . That sentence shall be death, an indeterminate
27 prison term of not less than [
28 1992, life in prison without parole.
29 (2) (a) The judgment of conviction and sentence of death is subject to automatic review
30 by the Utah State Supreme Court within 60 days after certification by the sentencing court of
31 the entire record unless time is extended an additional period not to exceed 30 days by the Utah
32 State Supreme Court for good cause shown.
33 (b) The review by the Utah State Supreme Court has priority over all other cases and
34 shall be heard in accordance with rules promulgated by the Utah State Supreme Court.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-13-09 11:27 AM