USA - Louisiana. Justice Committee passes HB 6 for nitrogen

USA - Louisiana

24 February 2024 :

February 21, 2024 - Louisiana. House Bill 6 (adding electrocution and nitrogen gas to execution protocol) passed the house Justice Committee 12-5, and now heads to the floor for debate.
Louisiana has had trouble getting the drugs needed for lethal injections, so executions have been on hold.
Lethal injection is currently the only legal method.
Under House Bill 6, authored by Representative Nicky Muscarello, electrocution and nitrogen gas would be added as legal methods. It would also keep secret the manufacturer of drugs used to carry out executions.
Last month, Alabama became the first state to use nitrogen gas for an execution.


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