HB0113/SB0593 – Eliminates statute of limitation for 2nd degree murder. – Sparks/Reeves

Bill Description

Statutes of Limitations and Repose - As enacted, extends the statute of limitation for prosecution of second degree murder from 15 years from the offense to at any time after the offense is committed. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-210 and Title 40, Chapter 2.

TLRC Position

Favor: A murderer should not get a pass simply because evidence was not available or remained undiscovered until after the 15 year statute of limitations.

TLRC Observed Process

Passed virtually unopposed.

Vote Result: Passed

Score: +5

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