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Limit Death Penalty

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House Bill 237 and Senate Bill 154 would have prohibited application of the death penalty if the accused has a diagnosis of serious mental illness.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
C. McCoy & others; J. Adams & others

KFTC's platform supports the abolition of the death penalty.

Senate Bill 154 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 27, by a 8-3 vote (see how they voted). A vote by the full Senate was denied by Senate leaders and the bill reassigned to the Judiciary Committee and killed on March 17.

House Bill 237 was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. House GOP leaders did not allow a hearing or a vote on the bill.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports