Death penalty repeal clears committee in 11-6 vote
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The latest attempt to repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday, as the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 11-6 to recommend the bill, HB 455, to the full House.

The issue has never broken along party lines, and the committee vote was no exception, as Democrat Andrew O’Hearne of Claremont voted with five Republicans, while Republicans David Welch of Kingston and Scott Wallace of Danville voted with the Democrats.

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