Rep Harold Dutton’s moratorium bill (HB 913) is on the agenda for next Thursday, April 2, in the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment. During the Lobby Day this week, HB 913 was one of the bills we asked legislators to support and we specifically asked the chair of the subcommittee to schedule a hearing on this bill, so count this as a successful outcome of Lobby Day!

If at all possible, people should try to drop by to the hearing and sign a form in favor of this bill, which would actually stop executions for two years and create a death penalty study commission. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form in favor and then leave, but you have to turn in the form in person.

Call Scott Cobb at 512-552-4743 if you have questions.

Also contact the capital punishment subcommittee members and tell them you support HB 913.

Please forward this message.

Members of the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment

Robert Miklos, Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
District 101 (Dallas County-part)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/caazxo
Phone: 512-463-0464; FAX: 512-463-9295

Wayne Christian (Vice Chair), District 09 (Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper Counties)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/d55lo6
Phone: 512-463-0556; FAX: 512-463-5896

Joseph Moody, District 78 (El Paso County-part)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/dc5bgh
Phone: 512-463-0728; FAX: 512-463-0397

Pete Gallego
Email: http://tinyurl.com/bymedd
Phone: 512-463-0566; FAX: 512-263-9408

Terri Hodge
Email: http://tinyurl.com/d4rd8d
Phone: (512) 463-0586 Fax: (512) 463-8147

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Criminal Jurisprudence
SUBCOMMITTEE:
Capital Punishment
TIME & DATE:
8:00 AM, Thursday, April 02, 2009
PLACE:
E2.016
CHAIR:
Rep. Robert Miklos

HB 913
Dutton | et al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions.
HB 916
Dutton
Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases.
HB 938
Dutton
Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases.

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