Governor Scott Signs New Death Penalty Bill

As Cozzie waits to find out if he'll get the death penalty, Governor Rick Scott signs a bill today that could help speed up the execution process.

The bill is aimed to improve the orderly administration of capital punishment in the state of Florida.

It still affirms an inmate's rights to appeals and does not directly address the time frame of appeals.

However, House Bill 7083 makes technical amendments to the current law to provide clarity to legal proceedings.

It ensures that people who have received the death penalty through judicial review do not unnecessarily wait on death row for decades.

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