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SB 2580 - Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

Matthew Hill voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Matthew Hill made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the use of an alternative execution method, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes electrocution as an alternative method of execution in the case of the following situations (Sec. 1):
    • If a court of competent jurisdiction rules lethal injection as unconstitutional; or
    • If the Commissioner of Correction certifies to the governor that 1 or more of the ingredients essential to a lethal injection is unavailable.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (68-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of an alternative execution method, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes electrocution as an alternative method of execution in the case of the following situations (Sec. 1):
    • If a court of competent jurisdiction rules lethal injection as unconstitutional; or
    • If the Commissioner of Correction certifies to the governor that 1 or more of the ingredients essential to a lethal injection is unavailable.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-3) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods

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