On April 27, the Florida Senate passed SB 224 (26 yes to 12 no), which raises the minimum age to be eligible for the death penalty to 18 at the time of the crime. The House must withdraw companion bill HB63 from one committee in order to consider it on the floor, but they can also just take up the bill now passed in the Senate.
For background on this issue, see www.fadp.org/#juvenile
For recent news reports, see www.fadp.org/news/newsindex.html
KEEP CALLING AND FAXING
Contact your Florida Representative and ask him or her to vote YES on the Juvenile Death Penalty Bill (HB 63), and to support the senate version if it becomes a question.
Follow the links at www.fadp.org/visitlegislator.html#contact to get details on who your legislators are and how to contact them.
Rep. Bruce Kyle (R – Ft. Myers), Chairman of House Appropriations Committee phone (850) 488-1541 (Holding HB 63 in Appropriations). Ask to withdraw HB 63 from committee so that it can go to a full House vote.