SB 961 Triggerman rule; redefinition thereof, penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Redefinition of the triggerman rule; penalty.  Redefines the "triggerman rule," which currently provides that only the actual perpetrator of a capital murder is eligible for the death penalty and that accessories and principals in the second degree can be punished only as if guilty of first degree murder. This bill allows principals in the second degree and accessories before the fact to be charged as principals in the first degree in the cases of murder for hire, murder involving a continuing criminal enterprise, and terrorism. This bill allows, in all other cases of capital murder, a principal in the second degree to be tried as a principal in the first degree if he had the same intent to kill as the principal in the first degree. The bill allows an accessory before the fact to be tried as a principal in the first degree if he ordered or directed the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing. This bill is identical to HB 2358.

Full text:
01/12/09  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098147288  pdf | impact statements
03/04/09  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB961ER)  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/12/09  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098147288
01/12/09  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/09  Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/09  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
01/23/09  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/26/09  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/27/09  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N)
01/27/09  Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/09  Senate: Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N)
02/05/09  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/09  House: Read first time
02/05/09  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/09  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
02/24/09  House: Read second time
02/25/09  House: Read third time
02/25/09  House: Passed House (74-Y 26-N)
02/25/09  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (74-Y 26-N)
03/04/09  Senate: Enrolled
03/04/09  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB961ER)
03/05/09  Senate: Signed by President
03/06/09  House: Signed by Speaker
03/30/09  Governor: Vetoed by Governor
04/07/09  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/08/09  Senate: Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (24-Y 16-N)
04/08/09  Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto