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Iowa - Abolishment of the Death Penalty
Senate File 17


January 17, 1963
Passed on File
By Buck, Brown, Campbell, Elijah, Elvers, Fisher, Fulton, Mincks, and O'Malley

A BILL FOR

An Act to abolish the death penalty as a punishment for certain crimes and to substiture therefor [sic] imprisonment for life or a term of years.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa"

Section 1. Section six hundred ninety point two (690.2), Code 1962, is hereby amended by striking all of such section after the word "punished" in line eight (8) and by inserting in liew thereof the words "by imprisonment in the penitentiary for life at hard labor or for a term of not less than fifty years."

Sec. 2. Section six hundred ninety point five (609.5), Code 1962, is hereby amended as follows:

     1. By striking from line five (5) of such section the words "death or".

     2. By inserting in line six (6) of such section after the word "penitentiary," the words "or for a term of not less than fifty years,".

Sec. 3. Section seven hundred six point three (706.3), Code 1962, is hereby amended as follows:

     1. By striking from line nineteen (19) of such section the words "with death or" and by inserting in lieu thereof the word "by".

     2. By inserting in line twenty-one (21) of such section after the word "penitentiary" the words "or for a term of not less than forty years".

Sec. 4. Chapter seven hundred ninety-two (792), Code 1962, is hereby repealed.


Source: Iowa Legislature, "Senate File 17," www.legis.iowa.gov (accessed Aug. 15, 2012)