District of Columbia - Repeal of the Death Penalty

DC ST § 23-1701 and § 23-1705

DC ST § 23-1701
Formerly cited as DC ST 1981 § 23-1701 to 23-1705

Division IV. Criminal Law and Procedure and Prisoners.
Title 23. Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 17. Death Penalty. [Repealed]

§§ 23-1701 to 23-1705. Capital punishment; provision for death chamber; appointment of executioner and assistants; fees; sentences to be in writing and certified copy furnished; who may be present at execution; fact of execution to be certified to clerk of court; place of execution. [Repealed]

Legislative History of Laws: Law 3-113, the "District of Columbia Death Penalty Repeal Act of 1980,” was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No 3-395, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 12, 1980 and December 9, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 17, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-307 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Source: Council of the District of Columbia, "Chapter 17. Death Penalty. [Repealed]," www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us (accessed Aug. 14, 2012)