Death penalty under review in Legislature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers want to create a study committee to review the state's death penalty procedures.

The House just approved a bill that would create a committee to study the process in its entirety, from how the death penalty is assigned as punishment to how it is ultimately carried out. The Senate already has passed a similar bill.

The existence of a study committee would not affect any pending executions.

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