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79R9345 UM-D

By:  Coleman                                                    H.J.R. No. 73 


A JOINT RESOLUTION
proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 11, Article IV, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows: (c) The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is prohibited from performing executions until September 1, 2007. This subsection expires September 2, 2007. SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 8, 2005. The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: "The constitutional amendment establishing a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses."