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Tuesday, April 04, 2000

The following House Files were introduced:

Hackbarth, Smith, Stanek, Molnau and Erickson introduced:

H. F. No. 4136, A bill for an act relating to crimes; authorizing imposition of the death penalty for committing first degree murder by causing death of a human being while committing criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence under aggravating circumstances; providing a statutory framework, including procedures and criteria, consistent with due process for determining when the imposition of the death penalty is appropriate; providing for automatic appellate review of death penalty cases; providing an administrative framework for implementing the death penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 243.05, subdivision 1; 609.10, subdivision 1; 609.12, subdivision 1; 609.135, subdivision 1; and 609.185; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Crime Prevention