Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Should Connecticut’s Death Penalty Be Eliminated?

This Wednesday, you have the opportunity to tell state legislators what you think.

The legislature’s Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the death penalty repeal bill:

When? Wednesday March 14, at 11:00 AM


Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) 300 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT.

The bill up for review is Senate Bill 280: An Act Revising the Penalty for Capital Felonies.

The bill would replace the death penalty with a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of release for certain murders committed on or after its effective date.

Here is a link to the bill.

Here are the Judiciary Committee’s rules regarding testimony:

Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 8:30 A.M. and conclude at 10:30 in Room 2500 of the LOB.
Speaker order will be decided by a lottery system.

Anyone wishing to testify after the drawing is closed must sign up in the hearing room and will be placed at the end of the list.

The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.

Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.

Please spread the word about this important public hearing to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

And should anyone want to bring along some talking points, here is shoebox full.
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