Arkansas State Senator Bart Hester has filed new legislation to fix the state's lethal injection procedure, in consultation with the state's Attorney General. Additional information on Senate Bill 237 is at the link.
"Arkansas Attorney General Backs Human Trafficking, Execution Bills," is the AP report, via Arkansas Business.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a revision of Arkansas' lethal injection law and measures to combat human trafficking are part of his legislative agenda for this year's session.
McDaniel on Monday outlined the bills that he plans to support in this year's session. McDaniel said he'll appear before a Senate panel Wednesday to testify in favor of legislation that will revise the lethal injection law that the state Supreme Court threw out last year.
McDaniel said he backs a bill filed Monday by Republican Sen. Bart Hester that calls for using one drug in lethal injections. McDaniel said his office drafted the bill in conjunction with the Department of Correction.
Earlier coverage from Arkansas begins at the link.