90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2119
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Short description: 
CRIM PRO-EXECUTE DEATH SENT                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Medical  Practice  Act  of  1987.   Deletes  language      
   exempting  persons who carry out executions from provisions of the Act      
   regarding disciplinary action.  Amends the provisions of the  Code  of      
   Criminal Procedure of 1963 relating to death sentences and executions.      
   Provides  that  death is pronounced by the local coroner and certified      
   by a physician, instead of a physician  pronouncing  death.   Provides      
   that  health  care practitioners may not be required to participate in      
   an  execution.   Eliminates  the  requirement  that  the  identity  of      
   executioners  and  others   remain   confidential.    Eliminates   the      
   requirement  that  assistance  in  executing  a  death sentence not be      
   construed to constitute the practice of medicine.  Provides that  only      
   a  pharmaceutical  supplier,  rather than a pharmacist or supplier, is      
   authorized to dispense  drugs  without  a  prescription  in  order  to      
   execute a death sentence.  Effective immediately.                           
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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