Death penalty opponents are expected to rally at the state Capitol Friday afternoon to urge Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell one last time not to veto a bill which abolishes the death penalty.

Rell is expected to get the bill today and has said in the past that she will veto it as soon as she gets it.

“I will veto this bill as soon as it hits my desk,” Rell said unequivocally back on May 22.

The Senate voted 19-17and the House voted 90-56to abolish the death penalty. Neither of the votes are enough to override a gubernatorial veto.

A press conference with death penalty opponents will be held at 2 p.m. in the Old Appropriations Room of the state Capitol.