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  • NJ A2852
  • Upgrades crime of manslaughter to aggravated manslaughter under certain circumstances.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would upgrade a homicide committed in the heat of passion resulting from a reasonable provocation to aggravated manslaughter, a crime of the first degree. A crime of the first degree is punishable by 10 to 20 years' imprisonment, a $200,000 fine, or both, except that under the bill a person convicted of aggravated manslaughter committed in the heat of passion resulting from reasonable provocation may be sentenced to an ordinary term of imprisonment between 10 and 30 years. Currently, a homicide committed in the heat of passion resulting from a reasonable provocation constitutes manslaughter, a crime of the second degree. A crime of the second degree is punishable by five to 10 years' imprisonment, a $150,000 fine, or both.
Judiciary
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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