First major bill of the session
Last updated 2/5/2020 at 2:46pm
Repeal of the Death Penalty Debate
No doubt you already know the Repeal of the Death Penalty bill passed the Senate and has moved on to the House. While not typically a topic for polite conversation it gets no more comfortable when you spend hours in debate of the subject.
Let me use a fairly broad brush to frame the debate on SB20-100, the Repeal of the Death Penalty. The bill would eliminate the death penalty effective July 1. However, it would not commute the sentences of the three men currently sitting on death row. Colorado has executed only one condemned prisoner in the past 50 years,...