Rep Harold Dutton's moratorium bill (HB 913) is on the agenda for next Thursday, April 2, in the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment. During the Lobby Day this week, HB 913 was one of the bills we asked legislators to support and we specifically asked the chair of the subcommittee to schedule a hearing on this bill, so count this as a successful outcome of Lobby Day!
If at all possible, people should try to drop by to the hearing and sign a form in favor of this bill, which would actually stop executions for two years and create a death penalty study commission. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form in favor and then leave, but you have to turn in the form in person.
Call Scott Cobb at 512-552-4743 if you have questions.
Also contact the capital punishment subcommittee members and tell them you support HB 913.
Please forward this message.
Members of the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
Robert Miklos, Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
District 101 (Dallas County-part)
Phone: 512-463-0464; FAX: 512-463-9295
Wayne Christian (Vice Chair), District 09 (Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper Counties)
Phone: 512-463-0556; FAX: 512-463-5896
Joseph Moody, District 78 (El Paso County-part)
Phone: 512-463-0728; FAX: 512-463-0397
Phone: 512-463-0566; FAX: 512-263-9408
Phone: (512) 463-0586 Fax: (512) 463-8147