FL: Florida Lawmakers Unanimously Advance Bill Seeking Death Penalty for Pedophiles

Source: ntd.com 4/13/23

A new Florida bill allowing capital punishment for those committing sexual battery on children under 12 cleared the state’s rules committee this week and is now heading to the full Senate.

Senate Bill 1342 (pdf), a bipartisan effort by Sen. Lauren Book (D-Fla.) and Sen. Jonathan Martin (R-Fla.), cleared the Florida Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday by unanimous vote, and the state House committee is scheduled on Thursday to consider its version of the measure—House Bill 1297 (pdf).

The proposal stipulates that defendants 18 or older could only be sentenced to death based on the recommendations of at least eight of 12 jurors. If fewer than eight jurors recommend the death penalty, defendants shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

It also requires the jury to prove, “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the existence of at least two aggravating factors to the crime, which must be voted unanimously.

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Steven (Common Sense Laws) puts out his view on this.

Florida Lawmakers Unanimously Advance Bill Seeking Death Penalty for Pedophiles
Pedophiles Should Unanimously Administer the Death Penalty for Pedophobic Floridian Lawmakers.