House rejects bill to keep execution drugs secret

 Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:00 pm

The House of Delegates voted 56-42 Tuesday to defeat a measure that would have shrouded Virginia’s lethal injection process in secrecy.

Senate Bill 1393, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, D-Fairfax, had passed the Senate on a 23-14 vote Feb. 10.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration had backed the legislation that would have allowed the state to prevent public disclosure of the drugs used in lethal injection executions and the drugs’ manufacturers.