The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will hold a hearing on Wednesday August 2, 2017 to consider the bill filed by State Rep Terry Canales that would prohibit death sentences under the law of parties. HB 252 is different from the bills in the regular session. It adds a section that directs the jury "to determine based on the evidence admitted at the guilt or innocence stage whether the defendant is guilty of the capital felony only as a party under Section 7.02(b), Penal Code." ** REVISION ** HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMMITTEE: Criminal Jurisprudence TIME & DATE: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess Wednesday, August 02, 2017 PLACE: E2.014 CHAIR: Rep. Joe Moody If submitting written testimony, please submit 10 copies (with your name on each copy) to the committee during the hearing if possible HB 136 Rose Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with severe mental illness. HB 252 Canales Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. HB 283 Moody Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial. HB 310 Herrero Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. HB 345 Turner Relating to the creation of a commission to study intellectual and developmental disability determinations in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty.
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