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Colorado House gives final approval to death penalty repeal, sending bill to governor’s desk

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The Colorado House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill repealing the death penalty in the state, sending the legislation to the governor's desk.

This session's death penalty repeal bill had bipartisan support in the Senate, which passed the proposal last month. The House approved Senate Bill 100 on third reading Wednesday in a 38-27 vote following hours of emotional debate.