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Republican lawmaker wants to bring transparency to Missouri's execution process

Date: February 26, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1737

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A dozen hours after Missouri executed its fourth inmate in four months, one lawmaker questioned the transparency of the state's execution process
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Wrap: Republican representative Eric Burlison presented his bill to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

He says his bill would bring the state's execution process out in the open.  

Burlison expressed disappointment with the Department of Corrections' current execution process.

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Description: I think it's unfortunate that they are looking for a process and doing it in a secretive manner and I think that this process... We should be able to talk about this in an open public forum.

The committee took no action and no one testified against Burlison's bill.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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On the same day Missouri executed its fourth inmate in four months, one lawmaker criticized the execution process and proposed changes to it.
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Wrap: Springfield Republican representative Eric Burlison's bill would require the Department of Corrections to make their execution process more open and transparent.

Burlison says his bill is about restoring the public's trust in government.

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Description: This has nothing to do with whether or not we should have executions in our state. This is just saying that if we're going to have something... If we're going to have executions, they should be done in a process that everyone trusts.

The committee took no action and no one testified against the bill.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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