HB 774; MC - Restoring Proper Justice Act

Expands the list of who needs to be present at the execution of a prisoner. Currently, only a licensed physician is acceptable, this bill allows other medical professional to serve this purpose. Because physicians have refused to serve their role as a presence at executions, there has been a de facto moratorium on the death penalty in NC for years. This bill will circumvent this moratorium. Civitas believes the conservative position is to support the death penalty for those convicted of murder. The conservative vote is yes.