Immediately after the vote in the Senate on the death penalty repeal, Gov. Bill Richardson issued a statement on the bill. The bill passed 24-18.
“This is an extremely difficult issue that deserved the serious and thoughtful debate it received in the Legislature,” said Richardson. “I have met with many people and will continue to consider all sides of the issue before making a decision.”
The Governor’s Office is asking for public input on the issue. People can call 505-476-2225 or e-mail the governor through his Web site.
Richardson has three days, excluding Sunday, to make a decision on the bill.
Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas. Significant death penalty reform in Texas, including a moratorium on executions, is a viable goal if the public is educated on the death penalty system and is encouraged to contact their elected representatives to urge passage of moratorium legislation.
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