Colorado

Coloradan Legislators to Hear Testimony For Bill That Would Abolish the Death Penalty

Attempt to repeal the death penalty failed in 2009 by one vote

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Whether or not the state of Colorado should have the authority to sentence people to die comes to the forefront Tuesday afternoon as a bill to repeal the death penalty is scheduled to be heard before a House committee.

The measure, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Claire Levy of Boulder and Jovan Melton of Aurora, would repeal capital punishment in Colorado for offenses committed after July 1.House Bill 1264is also co-sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola, a Republican from Henderson.