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Bill to repeal death penalty in Colorado clears Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted at 10:53 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 00:53:24-05

DENVER – The bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill now heads to the Senate floor for debate.

Senate bill 182 would abolish the death penalty in Colorado but would not change the status of the three prisoners currently on death row.

However, Governor Polis has said he’d consider commuting their sentences.