Bill Summary for S 306 (2013-2014)

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Jun 3 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 306 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXCLUDE THE ADMINISTRATION OF A LETHAL INJECTION FROM THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE; TO CODIFY THE LAW THAT PROHIBITS REGULATORY BOARDS FROM SANCTIONING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS FOR ASSISTING IN THE EXECUTION PROCESS; TO AMEND THE LAW ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF A LETHAL INJECTION; TO REQUIRE THE SETTING OF AN EXECUTION DATE IF ANY OF THE EVENTS WHICH ARE PROVIDED BY STATUTE HAVE OCCURRED; TO ELIMINATE THE PROCESS BY WHICH A DEFENDANT MAY USE STATISTICS TO HAVE A SENTENCE OF DEATH REDUCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE; TO REQUIRE PERIODIC REPORTS ON THE TRAINING AND AVAILABILITY OF PERSONNEL TO CARRY OUT A DEATH SENTENCE; AND TO REQUIRE PERIODIC REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF PENDING POSTCONVICTION CAPITAL CASES.
Intro. by Goolsby.

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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 15-194 to require the Attorney General to provide written notification to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety of specified events triggering the implementation of the sentence no more than 90 days (was, 60) after the event occurs. Also requires the Secretary to schedule a date for the execution of the death sentence no less than 15 days (was, 30 days) or more than 120 days (was, 60 days) from the date of receiving the notification. Changes the due date of the report to be made by the Attorney General to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety to April 1, 2014 (was, 2013).

Amends GS 15-190 to require a licensed physician (was, surgeon or physician of the penitentiary) to be present at executions. Changes the due date of the report to be made by the warden to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety to April 1, 2014 (was, 2013).

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