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HB 638 - Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution - Mississippi Key Vote

Mark Baker voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes the use of alternative methods of execution.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the following methods by which the death penalty may be carried out (Sec. 1):

    • Lethal injection using a 3-drug mixture;

    • Poison gas;

    • Electrocution; and

    • Firing Squad.

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections the discretion to select which method of execution to use (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections to adopt rules and regulations deemed necessary to administer and implement the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

  • Requires confidentiality of the individuals involved in an execution, including its witnesses and lethal-injection suppliers (Sec. 1).  
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (78-43) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes the use of alternative methods of execution.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the following methods by which the death penalty may be carried out (Sec. 1):

    • Lethal injection using a 3-drug mixture;

    • Poison gas;

    • Electrocution; and

    • Firing Squad.

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections the discretion to select which method of execution to use (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections to adopt rules and regulations deemed necessary to administer and implement the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

  • Requires confidentiality of the individuals involved in an execution, including its witnesses and lethal-injection suppliers (Sec. 1).  
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (38-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that authorizes the use of alternative methods of execution.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the following methods by which the death penalty may be carried out (Sec. 1):

    • Lethal injection using a 3-drug mixture;

    • Poison gas;

    • Electrocution; and

    • Firing Squad.

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections the discretion to select which method of execution to use (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections to adopt rules and regulations deemed necessary to administer and implement the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

  • Requires confidentiality of the individuals involved in an execution, including its witnesses and lethal-injection suppliers (Sec. 1).  
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-44) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes the use of alternative methods of execution.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the following methods by which the death penalty may be carried out (Sec. 1):

    • Lethal injection using a 3-drug mixture;

    • Poison gas;

    • Electrocution; and

    • Firing Squad.

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections the discretion to select which method of execution to use (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Corrections to adopt rules and regulations deemed necessary to administer and implement the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

  • Requires confidentiality of the individuals involved in an execution, including its witnesses and lethal-injection suppliers (Sec. 1).  
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution

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