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Timely Justice Act would speed up executions in Florida
FLORIDA -- Executions for those on death row could speed up in Florida if the "Timely Justice Act" become law.
There are currently 404 inmates on death row in Florida.
The second highest number after California.
Florida also has the highest number of death row exonerees at 24.
The Timely Justice Act would require Governor Rick Scott to sign a convicted murderer's death warrant within 30 days, after all appeals have been exhausted.
An execution would then have to take place within 180 days.
The act also limits appeals opportunities.
The only appeals filed will be those based on hard evidence.
Rep. Matt Gaetz R-FWB
"Only God can judge but we can set-up the meeting, particularly those who have committed heinous crimes, murders against our citizens"
" I suppose it depends on what you're in there for… I feel like it's a case by case basis"
If the Timely Justice Act passes it could force 13 executions this year.