abolition death penalty legislation

State Representatives File Abolition Bill

State Representatives Jessica Farrar and Marisa Marquez have filed House Bill 819, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. We expect that the bill will be referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, where the members of the committee will decide what action, if any, will be taken with regard to the bill.  Committee assignments should be announced next week.

There are several actions you can take right now to support this bill:

  • Contact Reps. Farrar ( and Marquez ( and thank them for authoring HB 819!
  • Contact your State Representative and ask him/her to co-author this legislation.  Go to to find contact information for your Representative.
  • Make your plans now to participate in the TCADP Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 8.   More info and RSVP.

More information and actions coming soon!  For additional resources and suggestions related to legislative advocacy, go to