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HB 2387 - Requires 50 Year Minimum Sentence for Certain Murder Convictions - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Requires 50 Year Minimum Sentence for Certain Murder Convictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a mandatory minimum of 50 years imprisonment for certain murder convictions.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual to receive a sentence of life imprisonment if he or she is convicted of first degree murder based upon the finding of premeditated murder committed on or after July 1, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual from being eligible for parole before serving a mandatory minimum term of 50 years of imprisonment if he or she was convicted of first degree murder based upon a finding of premeditated murder committed on or after July 1, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a sentencing judge who does not impose the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment to state on the record, at the time of sentencing, the “substantial and compelling” reasons for their decision (Sec. 1).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Title: Requires 50 Year Minimum Sentence for Certain Murder Convictions

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