California Abolition Bill Moving
Earlier this summer, California State Senator Lori Hancock introduced a death penalty repeal bill (SB-490), after a study found that her state spends the exorbitant amount of $184 million dollars annually to keep capital punishment on the books.
The bill has already passed its first committee hurdle, and will have another hearing next week.
Senator Hancock applauded the bill’s momentum, stating, “This is a welcome first step to correcting an expensive failure of our justice system.” Of capital punishment in California, she said: ”It is not protecting us; it is bankrupting us.”
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