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senate Bill S. 650

Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 19th, 2009

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Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to abolish the death penalty under Federal law.


Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009 - Repeals death penalty provisions for a wide range of homicide-related offenses under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the federal criminal code, the Controlled Substances Act, and other statutes relating to aircraft hijacking, espionage and treason, and offenses punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Prohibits the sentencing to death or execution of any person for any violation of federal law after the enactment of this Act. Commutes death penalties imposed prior to the enactment of this Act to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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