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RepMorris October 13th, 2013 10:24pm

Virtual Congress Vote. This bill is brought to the floor by Congressman Mattwall1 (D) of California. It shall be illegal for minors to be given the death penalty.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 9:57 pm

Nope. If you're old enough to earn the sentence, then you're old enough to serve it.

skinner Wisconsin
10/13/13 7:11 pm

A-Fly how come you haven't posted any of my ideas for months?

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 2:03 pm

Do you have any bills I haven't posted? Sorry. If I missed any, you can post them here and I'll introduce them.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 2:41 pm

Okay I had a couple of ideas I can remember right now.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 2:42 pm

First I want a constitutional amendment
Sec. 15: Senators pay will be determined by their state legislature
Sec. 16: Representatives pay will be determined by the people of the district they represent

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 2:42 pm

And second I was thinking abolish the death penalty

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 2:59 pm

Would you like the two laws determining the pay of Representatives and Senators in one Amendment?

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 4:01 pm

Also third I would like to see a bill abolishing Section 1021 of the NDAA.

skinner Wisconsin
10/13/13 7:11 pm

Yay in fact I would like to go further and issue a resolution abolishing the death penalty.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/13/13 6:35 pm

Does this include abortion?

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political Georgia
10/13/13 5:31 pm

I am on a streak of voting nay. I cannot let age be an excuse.

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 4:02 pm

Due to federalism, yes, at least until someone challenges a state law over the supremacy clause.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 3:28 pm

I can propose a law that sets all age limits at 18? (So voting, fighting, smoking, drinking, driving (not legalizing drinking and driving) fighting, and adult sentencing)

SFLiberal
10/13/13 3:30 pm

Most people wouldn't approve of waiting till age 18 to be able to drive.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 3:32 pm

Well. I meant getting a permit at 16 but you cannot get your full license until 18 and there is a DJ license you can get at 17 (to get DJ you have to pass the drivers test)

Octopus
10/13/13 3:35 pm

Driving at age 15-16 makes sense because it is something you need time to practice and be good with BEFORE you are an adult and on your own. I don't see a point in changing that.

Octopus
10/13/13 3:49 pm

In that case, I don't understand how that's really different from what many states have in place now. In TN, you don't get your unrestricted license until age 18 -- the restricted form limits you from driving late at night or with a lot of people.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 3:57 pm

The issue is mostly drinking, not diving laws, legalizing drinking at 18

NateE Moderate Republican
10/13/13 3:27 pm

But can they still be given the death penalty for when they are 18?

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 3:34 pm

For a crime committed before 18?

NateE Moderate Republican
10/13/13 3:38 pm

Yes, just delayed until they are 18? I'm not in favor of this, just looking for what this bill covers

NateE Moderate Republican
10/13/13 3:38 pm

I did vote in favor of this bill btw

Mattwall1
10/13/13 3:44 pm

Wouldn't delaying it effectively be the same thing as going it to them before 18?

NateE Moderate Republican
10/13/13 3:46 pm

Delaying it would be killing an adult for something he did while he was a kid, killing a minor would be killing the kid for something he did while underage

Mattwall1
10/13/13 3:47 pm

Wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of the bill though? It's almost two sets of punishments.

NateE Moderate Republican
10/13/13 3:52 pm

I'm just trying to see what the bill is for. One is killing an adult who wronged as a kid, one is getting a life sentence while a minor. So you would only get a life sentence then?

Mattwall1
10/13/13 3:53 pm

Just life according to this bill, yes.