by Ted Land
Monday, February 8, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- House Speaker Mike Chenault, R- Nikiski, says he still would like to see a death penalty bill pass the legislature.
But he doesn't think there's enough support this session.
Chenault's bill would allow the attorney general to pursue capital punishment in certain cases.
Most of the public testimony last session was in opposition to the death penalty.
"Yeah we're having discussions right now. Certainly I would like to see it pass, I don't think that there's enough votes," Chenault said.
The territorial legislature banned the practice more than a half-century ago.
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