The measure was passed quickly by the state's Republican-controlled legislature after the Florida Supreme Court in October struck down a previous law that allowed judges to impose the death penalty if 10 jurors recommended it. In January 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a still earlier Florida law, saying it unconstitutionally let judges determine the facts that would lead to a death sentence, rather than juries. That law also allowed judges to override a jury's recommendation or impose the death penalty if a majority of jurors recommended it. Executions in Florida, home to the nation's second-largest death row, have been on hold since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. There are 382 people in Florida prisons who have been sentenced to die. Since the process of appealing death penalty verdicts can take decades, some have been on death row since the 1970s. The only state with more people on death row than Florida is California, where 749 inmates have been condemned to die. California has not executed anyone since 2006.