Proposed Legislation

These bills establish procedures for proving that a person charged with first degree murder should not be eligible for the death penalty because they suffered from a serious mental illness, as specified in the bill, at the time they committed the offense. 

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Senate Bill 1081

Sponsored by Sen. John Rizzo, SB1081 heard by the General Laws Committee on April 11. 

House Bill 2509

Sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan, this bill was heard by the Health and Mental Health Policy Committee on April 18 in the 2018 session.