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


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




2022 General Assembly

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