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Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole

Excerpts from legislation: SB 236: AN ACT: abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole; revising eligibility for bail; and revising the affirmative defense of compulsion.

A person convicted of the offense of deliberate homicide shall be punished by life imprisonment without possibility of parole [was "shall be punished by death, life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term between 10 and 100 years "].

The governor may offer rewards up to $1,000 each, for the apprehension of any convict who has escaped from the state prison or any person who has committed an offense punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole [was "who has committed an offense punishable by death"]

Legislative Outcome:Sen. Perry voted YEA; bill passed Senate, 27-23

Source: Montana legislative voting records: SB 236 , Feb 17, 2009

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