A vote to pass a conference report abolishing the use of the death penalty in Colorado, and to allocate the saved money to the Cold Case Homicide Team in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
-Removes the death penalty as a sentencing option after passage (Sec.2).
-Clarifies that passage will not reduce or alter previous sentences in any way (Sec.2).
-Allocates $833,376 to the Cold Case Homicide Team of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (Sec.23)
April 21, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Repeals Death Penalty
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that eliminates the death penalty and redirects money from the Justice Department to the cold case homicide team.
-Removes the death penalty as a sentencing option in all future cases but does not change any prior sentences (Sec. 2).
-Decreases funding to the Justice Department by $1,615,708 and increases funding to the cold case homicide team by $833,376 (Sec. 23).