SB17-094 - Make Felony Murder A Class 2 Felony

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning removing felony murder from the provisions of murder in the first degree.

Under current law, felony murder, a death resulting during the commission of a specifically listed felony, is a class 1 felony. The bill makes felony murder a class 2 felony subject to crime of violence sentencing and modifies the affirmative defense.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: March 8, 2017
03/08/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/18/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary