HARRISBURG – PA’s death penalty would be repealed under a proposal from Philadelphia County Rep. Chris Rabb. The Democrat said the current system does not serve anyone in terms of preventing crime in our Commonwealth and leaves the door wide open for innocent people to be put to death for crimes they did not commit. House Bill 999 is being co-sponsored by Lebanon County Republican Rep. Frank Ryan, who commented that nothing can soothe the pain of those who’ve lost a loved one to crime and his heart goes out to the victims. However, there have been so many cases where someone was wrongfully convicted, and hopes the conversation leads to a better way for our society to heal.

REP. FRANK RYAN

REP. CHRIS RABB