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S Amdt 1132 - Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors - Key Vote

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Arlen Specter voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Tabled (Senate) (52-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that would prohibit individuals 18 years or younger from being subject to the death penalty.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals 18 and younger from being sentenced to the death penalty and ensures that this will be enforced by the district courts of the United States.
Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors

Sponsors

  • Paul Simon (IL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Kohl (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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