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HB 1274: Repeal Death Penalty

Criminal Legal Reform | Death Penalty
Bill Number: HB 1274
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: Rep. Weissmann; Sen. Carroll


Repeals the death penalty for offenses committed on or after the effective date. Creates legislative intent in a declaration that the general fund savings from abolishing the death penalty should be used to increase funding to the cold case homicide team in CBI.

Read the bill here.

Learn more about the problems with the death penalty. Read the ACLU National blog and a post at Daily Kos.

Current Status:

04/21/2009 House Passes the Bill by One Vote
05/06/2009 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Not Repass

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