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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 922
EXECUTION
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F.S. 922.08
922.08 Proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant.
(1) When the Governor is informed that a person under sentence of death may be pregnant, the Governor shall stay execution of the sentence and appoint a qualified physician to examine the convicted person and determine if she is pregnant.
(2) After receiving the report of the physician, if the Governor determines that the convicted person is not pregnant, the Governor shall immediately lift the stay and notify the Attorney General of such action. Within 10 days after such notification, the Governor must set the new date for execution of the death sentence. When the new date for execution of the death sentence is set by the Governor under this subsection, the Attorney General shall notify the inmate’s counsel of record of the date and time of execution.
(3) If the Governor determines that a convicted person whose execution has been stayed because of pregnancy is no longer pregnant, the Governor shall immediately lift the stay and notify the Attorney General of such action. Within 10 days after such notification, the Governor must set the new date for execution of the death sentence. When the new date for execution of the death sentence is set by the Governor under this subsection, the Attorney General shall notify the inmate’s counsel of record of the date and time of execution.
(4) The Governor shall allow a reasonable fee to the physician appointed under the provisions of this section which shall be paid by the state.
History.s. 269, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(279); s. 135, ch. 70-339; s. 4, ch. 96-213; s. 1840, ch. 97-102.