By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY — The first bill Gov. Kay Ivey signed after becoming Governor Monday evening was a bill that will put an end to Judicial Override in capital punishment. The bill will now become law.
Ivey signed her first act, Senate Bill 16, sponsored by Sen. Dick Brewbaker in the Senate and Rep. Chris England, in her office Tuesday. When the act becomes law, a judge will no longer be able to override a jury to impose the death penalty in capital murder cases.