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SB17-094: Make Felony Murder A Class 2 Felony

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB17-094
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: D. Kagan


Under current law, felony murder, a death resulting during the
commission of a specifically listed felony, is a class 1 felony. The bill
makes felony murder a class 2 felony subject to crime of violence
sentencing and modifies the affirmative defense.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/08/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/18/2017)

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