Bill To End Death Penalty For Seriously Mentally Ill Defendants Sent To 41st Day

(KJJQ) — The Senate Judiciary Committee kills a bill that would have prevented people who are seriously mentally ill from receiving the death penalty. The measure was sent to the 41st legislative day on a 5-2 vote. The bill is co-sponsored by two former judges. On the Senate side, it’s Arthur Rusch of Vermillion. He says this would cover only a very few, seriously mentally ill people…

The bill was opposed by Attorney General Marty Jackley…

The measure had earlier passed 45-20 in the House.