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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-1.3-1301. Applicability of procedure for the imposition of sentences in class 1 felony cases

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(1) It is the expressed intention of the general assembly that there be no hiatus in the imposition of the death penalty as a sentence for the commission of a class 1 felony in the state of Colorado as a result of the holding of the Colorado supreme court in People v. Young, 814 P.2d 834 (Colo. 1991). Toward that end, the provisions of former section 16-11-103, C.R.S., as it existed prior to the enactment of senate bill 78, enacted at the second regular session of the fifty-sixth general assembly, and as it currently exists as section 18-1.3-1201, to the extent such provisions were not automatically revitalized by the operation of law, are reenacted as section 18-1.3-1302 and are hereby made applicable to offenses committed on or after July 1, 1988, and prior to September 20, 1991.

(2) It is the intent of the general assembly that this part 13 is independent from former section 16-11-103, C.R.S., now section 18-1.3-1201, and that if any provision of this part 13 or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the application of section 18-1.3-1201 to any offense committed on or after September 20, 1991.

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