Committee: JudiciarySponsor: Ward
Analyst: Patrick DeanDate: 04/05/2017


Senate Bill 187 as introduced and as amended and reported by the Committee on Judiciary could reduce the administrative obligations of the district attorneys, the Attorney General, and the several courts by an undetermined amount by consolidating the appeals process for death penalty appeals, thereby reducing the amount of time required to complete the death penalty appeals process. Additionally, this bill could reduce future obligations of the Department of Corrections (DOC) by a minimum of approximately $26,000 annually for each defendant sentenced to death after the effective date of this bill who remains on death row in a DOC facility for a shortened time period under the provisions of this bill.

 Cam Ward, Chairperson