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Committee gets votes needed to move death penalty repeal bill forward
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee had voted 2-2 to kill House Bill 1170, but on Thursday members voted 3-2 to pass the bill the House approved by a better than two-to-one margin.
She cast the deciding vote on Thursday to recommend the bill pass the Senate.
Supporters had proposed an amendment to clarify that Addison would remain on death row if the bill passes and to extend the death penalty possibility for capital murders committed before July 1.
"People are being thoughtful," he said. "The conversations will continue."
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill April 17, and it will likely decided by one or two senators.
New Hampshire has not executed anyone since 1939.
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