S. 1382 (95th): A bill to establish rational criteria for the imposition of the sentence of death.


Apr 26, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 26, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John McClellan

Senator from Arkansas


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Summary (CRS)

4/26/1977--Introduced.Requires that a separate sentencing hearing be held when a defendant is found guilty of, or pleads guilty to, an offense for which one of the possible sentences is death.Sets ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 26, 1977

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1382”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (12R, 6D) (show)
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