26 May 2019 :
Louisiana House ends death penalty ban debate without vote. Louisiana's annual debate over whether to abolish the death penalty appears to have ended, after a House lawmaker shelved his proposal, House Bill 215, Thursday without a vote. In a quiet, often emotional debate, House lawmakers discussed the legislation by Rep. Terry Landry, talking about exoneration rates and detailing murder cases. But after he made his closing argument, Landry — a New Iberia Democrat and former state police superintendent — didn't seek a vote on the bill, anticipating that he didn't have the votes for passage. Louisiana held its last execution in 2010.