- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make firing squads the alternative form of execution in the state.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/19dMH85 ) the House passed an amended version of the bill Thursday that would require death row inmates to be given anesthesia and rendered unconscious before being shot.

The amended bill is headed for a vote in the Senate next week.

Wyoming’s primary method of execution is lethal injection, but drugs are increasingly in short supply nationwide. The Joint Judiciary Interim Committee sponsored the bill because the state’s current alternative is lethal gas, but the state doesn’t have a working gas chamber.

No one is currently on death row in Wyoming.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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