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Key Votes

HB 1160 - Physician Presence at Executions - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes

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Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Physician Presence at Executions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Physician Presence at Executions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the warden to make arrangements for executions and eliminates requirements for physicians.

Highlights:
-Requires the warden to arrange the witnesses for executions to include the attorney general, the trial judge who heard the case and no more than ten citizens, including a member of the news media (sec 1) -Removes the requirement that physicians be present at executions and examine the body afterward (sec 2) -Requires the warden to prepare and sign a death certificate (sec 4)
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Physician Presence at Executions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the warden to make arrangements for executions and eliminates requirements for physicians.

Highlights:
- Requires the warden to arrange attendances and witnesses for executions (sec. 1) - Removes the requirement that physicians be present at executions and examine the body afterward (sec. 1 & 2). - Requires the warden to prepare and sign a death certificate (sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Physician Presence at Executions

Sponsors

  • Larry R. Rhoden (SD - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Bob Gray (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Hargens (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott N. Heidepriem (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
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