By Elisabeth Smith

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lawmakers want to put an end to the death penalty in California.

Assemblymember Marc Levin (D-Marin County) introduced the Assembly Constitutional Amendment Monday that would not only abolish the death penalty but also require the re-sentencing of inmates on death row.

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California’s death row is the largest in the U.S. with more than 700 prisoners. Nineteen states have already abolished the death penalty. In March 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on the death penalty and closed the death chamber at San Quentin State Prison.

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If approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature, the amendment would appear on the 2024 ballot.