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Death Penalty Limit / Abolition

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House Bill 148 would have prevented the execution of any person with a diagnosis of serious mental illness. 

Senate Bill 60 would have eliminated the death penalty and replaced it with a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Chad McCoy, Sen, Stephen Meredith and other Republicans and Democrats

HB 148 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 24. It passed the full House, 75-16, on March 1. See how House members voted.

HB 148 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, 6-4-1, on March 4 (see how committee members voted). HB 148 was been blocked from getting a vote by the full Senate by Sen. Damon Thayer (@damon_thayer) and died in the Senate Rules Committee

SB 60 was not assigned to a committee.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports