Video of Resolution Passed by Texas House on “Day of Innocence” to Honor Death Row Exonerees. 82R12583 MMS-D By: Dutton H.R. No. 829 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, Six former death row inmates who have been exonerated of the crime for which they were convicted are visiting the State Capitol on March…read more
82R12583 MMS-D By: Dutton H.R. No. 829 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, Six former death row inmates who have been exonerated of the crime for which they were convicted are visiting the State Capitol on March 16, 2011, the Day of Innocence, in support of a moratorium on executions and other related…read more
The Texas House of Representatives just passed the Law of Parties bill (HB 2267) on second reading. There was no objection. It passed on a voice vote. It now must pass on 3rd reading by the deadline of Friday at midnight. If it passes on third reading, then it goes to the Senate. For more…read more
The Law of Parties bill (HB 2267) by Rep Terri Hodge and Rep Harold Dutton is only 2 bills away from a vote in the Texas House. Currently voting on HB 2411Watch the video live from the Texas House here (opens a real player stream).
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…read more
Advocates to Hold Press Conference Tuesday, Feb 24, on Ending Death Penalty Sentences Under Texas' Law of Parties
Media Advisory For immediate release: February 22, 2009 Advocates to Hold Press Conference Tuesday, Feb 24, on Ending Death Penalty Sentences Under Texas’ Law of Parties A press conference will be held at the Texas Capitol in the House Speaker’s Committee Room (2W.6) on Tuesday, February 24 at 12:30 PM by advocates for an end…read more
State Rep Harold Dutton of Houston has filed a bill to end the death penalty as a sentencing option for anyone convicted under the Law of Parties. By: Dutton H.B. No. 304 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the extent of a defendant’s criminal responsibility for the conduct of a co-conspirator in…read more