Two days before Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty the Judiciary Committee chairmen asked her to “submit a detailed proposal to the legislature that will make the current law workable.”
At the time the Judiciary Committee chairmen indicated that the hearing would be held Wednesday, July 22.
However, in an emailed statement Tuesday, Judiciary Committee Chairmen Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, and Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, said the governor “chose not to submit a proposal to make the current death penalty law ‘workable’.”
In fact, Rell stated the following in her veto message: “I believe that the current law is workable and effective and I would propose that it not be changed.”
“We received a few phone calls today regarding the tentatively scheduled hearing and we wanted to clarify that it will not take place since we did not receive a proposal,” Lawlor and McDonald said Tuesday in an email.
Related: House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty.