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Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 252 would change the numeric requirements for a jury making findings during a sentencing hearing in a death penalty case. Under current law, the jury is required to be unanimous or 10 or more in agreement. HB 252 would remove the 10-person requirement, requiring all juries to be unanimous.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 252 as it does not touch directly on any of our Liberty Principles.