The death penalty is not justice, and the government should never have the authority to end a person's life, especially when that person is not able to fully understand the circumstances.

Senate Bill 148 would ban the use of the death penalty against people who have severe mental illness. The death penalty should be entirely abolished because the government should never have the authority to end a person's life. This bill is a small step in the right direction.

Bill Movement

  • Introduced: 1/05/21
  • Passed House Committee: 2/27/20
  • Passed House: 3/1/21 (Vote: 75-16)
  • Accepted by Senate: 3/2/21
  • Passed Senate Committee:  3/4/21
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Sent to Governor: N/A

Sponsors

C. McCoy, K. Banta, D. Elliott, T. Huff, J. Miller, P. Minter, K. Moser, M. Prunty, J. Tipton, S. Westrom, L. Willner

Status

Active

Session

2021 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support