Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) -- Signed ban first
week in June.
Gov. Jane Hull (R-AZ) -- 4/26/01 signed
State Senator Earnie Chambers (R-NB)
Sponsored Nebraska's successful ban on
MR executions. After passage, commented, "This law
should not have been necessary because no civilized,
mature society would ever entertain the possibility
of executing anybody who was mentally retarded."
State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-TX) -- sponsor of TX ban bill later