This week during House debate on the appropriations bills, State Representative Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis) offered an amendment to the Dept. of Corrections budget (HB 9) to prevent funds from being paid “to any entity that engages in medical procedures to end life.” The amendment would have banned the DOC from performing lethal injections, although other execution methods could still be carried out. Rep. Merideth asked for a roll call vote on the amendment and it failed by a vote of 90-42. If you want to see how your representative voted, click here.
The MCC thanks Rep. Merideth for offering this amendment and his efforts to end lethal injection in our state.