Right now, the Florida House of Representatives has before it a bill that would end lethal injections as a method of execution. This bill doesn’t end the death penalty, though (that’s a different bill): this proposed legislation, if it becomes law, will return Florida to its prior methods of carrying out capital punishment.
That’s right. Old Sparky or the Firing Squad would be back as the two ways that executions would be carried out here in the State of Florida.
- You can follow the bill as it makes its way through the Florida Legislature online here.
- Read the actual language of the proposed law here (or download it as a pdf).
Who’s responsible for this? Florida State Rep. Brad Drake — and he’s getting lots of news coverage from this, too. Coast to coast.
We’ve already written on the method of killing people in electric chairs; go here if you want to know more about it.