Legislative Leaders Expect Ohio Execution Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Top lawmakers say a proposal to shield the origin of Ohio's execution drugs could see legislative action by the end of the year.
Republican leaders of the Legislature say they've been working with prosecutors and the state's attorney general on a plan they hope to pass this session.
While Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker William Batchelder offered few details about the legislation to reporters Thursday, Faber said the measure would likely shield the identities of drug makers who create specialty doses of execution drugs.
Executions are on hold until February because of challenges to the state's current two-drug lethal injection method, which has resulted in prolonged executions in Ohio and Arizona.
Batchelder said he believed the bill would be introduced Monday in the House.