"Arkansas House approves redo of lethal injection law," is the AP report, via the Baxter Bulletin.
The Arkansas Legislature has approved a rewrite of the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year.
House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 89-1 in favor of the measure, which spells out in greater detail the procedures the state must follow in carrying out executions. The bill says the state must use a lethal dose of a barbiturate but leaves it up to the Department of Correction to determine which one.
The legislation now heads to Gov. Mike Beebe, who has saidt he’ll sign the legislation despite his misgivings about the death penalty.
Earlier coverage of the Arkansas lethal injection legislation begins at the link.