HB 48/CI (BR 358) - C. Rollins II, J. Adams, K. Flood, D. Floyd, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, D. Owens, J. Wayne
AN ACT relating to the abolition of the death penalty.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 532 to abolish the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without parole for inmates presently sentenced to death; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to eliminate the term "capital offense" and replace it with Class A felony; amend KRS 532.030, relating to authorized dispositions for felony offenses to permit imprisonment for life without parole and imprisonment for life without parole for 25 years for offenses formerly denominated as capital offenses; amend KRS 532.050 to require a presentence investigation in all felony cases; amend KRS 533.010, relating to probation, to prohibit probation for a person sentenced to life without parole or life without parole for 25 years; amend KRS 640.040, relating to penalties for juveniles convicted of felony offenses to authorize imprisonment for life without benefit of parole for 25 years, but not life imprisonment without benefit of parole, for a Class A felony which was formerly a capital offense; repeal various statutes relating to imposition of the death penalty.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)