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. 

This legislation would ban the use of the death penalty against people who have a 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 legislation passed the House in 2021, making it further than in years past. It would be a step in the right direction, but this barbaric punishment must be abolished entirely.

House Bill 269 Movement:

  • Introduced: 1/11/22
  • Passed House Committee: 2/3/22
  • Passed House: N/A
  • Accepted by Senate: N/A
  • Passed Senate Committee: N/A
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Sent to Governor: N/A
  • Action by Governor: N/A

Sponsors

C. McCoy, T. Bojanowski, J. Decker, D. Elliott, K. Flood, A. Gentry, D. Graham, S. Heavrin, T. Huff, N. Kulkarni, C. Massey, J. Miller, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, R. Roberts, C. Stevenson, N. Tate, K. Timoney, J. Tipton, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley

Status

Active

Session

2022 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support