Gov. Herbert 'leaning toward' signing firing squad bill
With roughly 490 bills awaiting his consideration, Gov. Gary Herbert indicated Thursday he’s “leaning toward” signing one of the most controversial pieces of legislation passed during the 2015 Utah Legislature.
HB11, which survived narrow votes in the House and Senate, would allow firing squad executions in the absence of lethal injection drugs.
During his monthly news conference, Herbert also discussed the progress of two major disputes that have yet to be resolved — the potential relocation of the Utah State Prison, and the failure to reach a compromise on Medicaid expansion.