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Friday, March 06, 2009

Bills to Abolish Death Penalty to be Heard by Subcommittee March 12 in Texas Legislature

The two bills that would abolish the death penalty will be heard next week in the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment of the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. The longest sponsor of abolition in the House is State Rep Harold Dutton. He first filed his abolition bill in 2003 when his bill was given a hearing by the full committee. A second person also filed an abolition bill starting in 2007, Rep Jessica Farrar.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


COMMITTEE:
Criminal Jurisprudence


SUBCOMMITTEE:
Capital Punishment


TIME & DATE:
8:00 AM, Thursday, March 12, 2009


PLACE:
E2.016


CHAIR:
Rep. Robert Miklos






HB 297

Dutton | et al.

Relating to the abolition of the death penalty.



HB 682

Farrar | et al.

Relating to abolishing the death penalty.

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