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Video: Del. Scott Surovell Presents HB 942- Abolition of the Virginia Electric Chair

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UPDATE: See the comments section for Del. Surovell blasting this bill on the House of Delegates floor earlier today.

  • “I just want to remind the body that when somebody’s given the death penalty, the state is simply charged with extinguishing a life. We’re not charged with brutally torturing someone until they finally die. That’s where this takes us. This state was a beacon of liberty, we were a beacon of human dignity and reason when this body adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776, and this bill takes us in the other direction.”

    Sadly, the bill passed the House 64-32, with support almost totally from Republicans. Pathetic.

  • kindler

    …but he and his allies are doing very well on hybrid tax repeal:

    – Passed Senate 35-3

    – Passed House Finance Committee: 20-1

    Now it just needs to pass the House and get signed by the governor.  

    Go Scott — and all the others pushing for the end of this very backwards policy…