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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

relating to a jury's role in preventing disproportionate punishment in criminal cases.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION .  A jury in a felony punishment hearing is entitled to render a lesser punishment than otherwise would be required by the application of sentence enhancements if the jury unanimously agrees that such enhancement would result in a sentence disproportionate to the severity of the crime.

 

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Last modified: November 27, 2003