Bill filed to abolish death penalty


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A Republican State Senator in Louisiana has pre-filed a bill that would do away with the death penalty.

If State Senator Bill Claitor’s bill is approved in the legislature, it would then be up to voters to approve in the November election. 

If voters approve, the changes won’t take effect until January 2020.

Claitor said if this bill passes, it will not affect those currently on death row in Louisiana.

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