1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Farris, Ross
Senate Bill 2874
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-19-51, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL EXECUTIONS SHALL BE BY LETHAL INJECTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-19-51, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-19-51. * * * The manner of inflicting the punishment of death shall be by continuous intravenous administration of a lethal quantity of an ultra short-acting barbiturate or other similar drug in combination with a chemical paralytic agent until death is pronounced by the county coroner where the execution takes place or by a licensed physician according to accepted standards of medical practice.
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.