Senate Bill 3539, legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, is awaiting consideration by the Governor. The Catholic Bishops of Illinois urge the Governor to sign this bill.
Senate Bill 3539, legislation to end the use of the death penalty in Illinois, passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 32-25, with two present votes. After passing the Illinois House last week, the bill goes next to the Governor for his consideration. The Bishops of Illinois, through CCI, sent this statement to Senators, urging them to vote in favor of the bill.
The Illinois House has passed Senate Bill 3539 to abolish the death penalty in Illinois. CCI commends the House on this historic vote. The bill next goes to the Illinois Senate. We urge the Senate to also vote to pass this important legislation. Click here for our full statement on the House vote.