Entries tagged with “Renny Cushing

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Mar 10, 2014

New Hampshire House About to Vote on Death Penalty Repeal

[UPDATE: The repeal bill passed the House 225 – 104 on March 12. On April 17, the Senate vot­ed 12 – 12 and then tabled the bill.] The New Hampshire House of Representatives has sched­uled a vote on repeal­ing the death penal­ty for March 12. The bill, HB 1170, would replace the death penal­ty with life in prison with­out parole for future offens­es. The bill over­whelm­ing­ly passed the House Criminal Justice and Public Works Committee in February by a vote of 14 – 3, includ­ing sup­port­ive votes from sev­er­al leg­is­la­tors who had pre­vi­ous­ly opposed repeal. Six…

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Apr 30, 2018

New Hampshire Legislature Passes Death-Penalty Repeal Bill, But More Votes Needed to Override Threatened Veto

The New Hampshire state leg­is­la­ture has vot­ed to repeal the state’s death penal­ty, but pro­po­nents of the bill cur­rent­ly lack the votes nec­es­sary to over­come a threat­ened guber­na­to­r­i­al veto. On April 26, the New Hampshire House of Representatives vot­ed 223 – 116 to pass Senate Bill 593, with 145 Democrats, 77 Republicans, and one Libertarian sup­port­ing repeal. The state sen­ate pre­vi­ous­ly approved the mea­sure 14 – 10 on March 15, with sup­port from eight Democrats and six Republicans.