While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring it out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced in early Febuary. The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes the bill. Keep an eye on our Action Center at www.votervoice.net/icc/home for any action alerts if the bill does advance. Click here to download a quick fact sheet on the issue.
The Catholic bishops of Iowa have issued a statement in opposition. 2018 statement on death penalty final