From The Salt Lake Tribune —
In less than two months, Utah will no longer allow capital defendants to choose to be shot to death and will not execute condemned inmates on certain days.
Gov. Olene Walker has signed two pieces of legislation passed by Utah lawmakers — one to end the state’s firing squad and another to prohibit executions on Sundays, Mondays and legal holidays. The first bill was signed Monday by the governor, and the second was signed Friday.
The reason for the execution-free days — to keep overtime costs down.