Arizona Lethal Injection Amendment, Proposition 103 (1992)
The Arizona Lethal Injection Amendment, also known as Proposition 103 and House Concurrent Resolution 2014, was on the November 3, 1992 election ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It was approved.
|Arizona Proposition 103 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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House Concurrent Resolution 2014
Amending Arizona Constitution to change the method of administering the death penalty from lethal gas to lethal injection except that defendants sentenced to death prior to this amendment would be given the choice of execution by lethal injection or by lethal gas.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
Note: Deleted language is crossed out, added language is capitalized.
Path to the ballot
Proposition 103 was placed on the ballot by HCR 2014.
- Ayes - 34
- Nays - 23
- Not Voting - 3
- Ayes - 21
- Nays - 9
- Not Voting - 0
House concurs in Senate amendments and final passage
- Ayes - 43
- Nays - 12
- Not Voting - 5
Arguments in favor of the amendment included:
- Lethal injection is a more humane way to put condemned prisoners to death.
Arguments in opposition of the amendment included:
There were two distinct arguments in opposition to this proposition.
- The first was that cyanide gas is not cruel and unusual punishment for those who have inflicted such horrors on their victims and those victims' families.
- The second of the arguments was that there was no humane way to execute another person and changing the method merely glosses over the bigger issue of state-sanctioned executions.
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