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Death Penalty Laws (2000-2005)

Navigate to the Death Penalty Information Center Web site at http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/, locate the Facts section, and select the Recent Legislative Activity link. Upon entering the Changes in Death Penalty Laws Around the U.S.: 2000-2005 page, select the Texas link.

1. With which current issues does your state's legislation deal?
2. What legislative decisions have been made in the state since the year 2000? Is there any pending legislation? Describe the legislation.
3. What is your opinion of the legislation you identified?

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Interesting topic! Let's go to the website now, and find information for the three questions!

RESPONSE:

1. With which current issues does your state's legislation deal?

The one current issue listed on the website are statutes allowing the death penalty for rape of a child (Texas)(see http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/newsanddev.php?scid=40).

2. What legislative decisions have been made in the state since the year 2000? Is there
any pending legislation? Describe the legislation.

For example, in 2007, expansion legislature (Texas) was signed, which would add death penalty for repeat sex-offenders whose victims are children. Second conviction for rape of a child under 14; first offense could have occurred prior to law's passage. Numerous amendments applied. Signed by governor on July 16, 2007 (see http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?&did=2347).

3. What is your opinion of the legislation you identified?

What do you think about expanding legislature to add the death penalty to second ...

Solution Summary

Referring to Texas, this solution discusses the changes in Death Penalty Laws for the period from 2000 to 2005, the decisions made by the state and any possible pending legislation.

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