So here we have the bill that will seek to reinstate the Death Penalty in Delaware. The act would revise the now unconstitutional Death Penalty statute by requiring that before a death sentence can be imposed, a jury must first determine unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt that at least 1 statutory aggravating circumstance exists and whether all of the aggravating circumstances found to exist outweigh all of the mitigating circumstances found to exist.
Or, you know, we can just let the Court’s ruling state and not kill people as punishment in Delaware, a sentence that cannot be reversed if mistaken.
SPONSORS: Smyk, Ennis, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Carson, Mitchell, Hocker, Briggs King, Collins, Dukes, Gray, Hensley, Hudson, Kenton, Outten, Paradee, D.Short, Spiegelman, Wilson, Yearick
YES VOTES: HOUSE: Briggs King, Carson, Collins, D.Short, Dukes, Gray, Hensley, Hudson, Jaques, Kenton, Longhurst, M.Smith, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Postles, Q.Johnson, Schwartzkopf, Smyk, Spiegelman, Wilson, Yearick
NO VOTES: HOUSE: B.Short, Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Heffernan, J.Johnson, K.Williams, Keeley, Kowalko, Lynn, Matthews, Miro, Potter, Viola (Ramone was absent)
HISTORY: Passed the House 24-16-1. In Senate Judiciary Committee.
STATUS: Waiting on hearing in committee.