Rep Dutton's moratorium bill (HB 913) is on the agenda for next Thursday, April 2, in the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment. We need to make an effort for this bill. If at all possible, people should try to drop 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.
Also contact the capital punishment subcommittee members and tell them you support HB 913.
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Members of the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
Robert Miklos, Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
District 101 (Dallas County-part)
Phone: 512-463-0464; FAX: 512-463-9295
Wayne Christian (Vice Chair), District 09 (Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper Counties)
Phone: 512-463-0556; FAX: 512-463-5896
Joseph Moody, District 78 (El Paso County-part)
Phone: 512-463-0728; FAX: 512-463-0397
Phone: 512-463-0566; FAX: 512-263-9408
Phone: (512) 463-0586 Fax: (512) 463-8147
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TIME & DATE:
8:00 AM, Thursday, April 02, 2009
CHAIR: Rep. Robert Miklos
Dutton | et al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions.
Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases.
Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases.