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No significant fiscal implication to the State or local units of government is anticipated.
SB 1071 would ensure that the attorney who represented the condemned person be notified of the state’s motion to set an execution date. The state would have to have a notification hand delivered not later than the 10th day before the court enters an order setting the execution date or send notification by first class mail no later than the 16th day before the court enters an order setting the execution date.
No changes have been made to this bill in House committee. The second chamber sponsor is Rep. Senfronia Thompson.
First chamber recommendation:
SB 1071 aligns with the proper role of limited government by ensuring that the condemned's legal counsel is properly notified of an order setting the execution date. This is a reasonable due process requirement. For that reason, we support SB 1071.