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HB 815 - Amends Death Penalty Procedures - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Amends Death Penalty Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to purchase drugs for lethal injection from a secret pharmacy.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to purchase the drugs necessary for carrying out an execution by lethal injection from a pharmacy or outside facility (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a pharmacy that provides drugs for lethal injection according to the provisions of this bill is confidential and exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (Sec. 1).

NOTE: THE GOVERNOR RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

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Title: Amends Death Penalty Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to purchase drugs for lethal injection from a secret pharmacy.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to purchase the drugs necessary for carrying out an execution by lethal injection from a pharmacy or outside facility (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a pharmacy that provides drugs for lethal injection according to the provisions of this bill is confidential and exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (Sec. 1).

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

NOTE: THE GOVERNOR RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

NOTE: THE GOVERNOR RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

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Title: Amends Death Penalty Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes the use of electrocution for a death penalty if lethal injection is unavailable.

Highlights:

  • Requires the use of electrocution for execution if the Director of the Department of Corrections certifies that lethal injection is not available after making “reasonable efforts” to procure a lethal substance (Sec. 1).

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Title: Amends Death Penalty Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes the use of electrocution for a death penalty if lethal injection is unavailable.

Highlights:

  • Requires the use of electrocution for execution if the Director of the Department of Corrections certifies that lethal injection is not available after making “reasonable efforts” to procure a lethal substance (Sec. 1).
  • Rep. Luke Torian is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; he intended to vote "Nay."  

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Amends Death Penalty Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of electrocution for a death penalty if lethal injection is unavailable.

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