HB 1274 authorizes the state of Georgia to execute citizens by guillotine:

Georgia House of Representatives – 1995/1996 Sessions HB 1274 – Death penalty; guillotine provisions Code Sections – 17-10-38/ 17-10-44 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

1- 1 To amend Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official

1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the death penalty

1- 3 generally, so as to provide a statement of legislative

1- 4 policy; to provide for death by guillotine; to provide for

1- 5 applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other

1- 6 purposes.


1- 8 The General Assembly finds that while prisoners condemned to

1- 9 death may wish to donate one or more of their organs for

1-10 transplant, any such desire is thwarted by the fact that

1-11 electrocution makes all such organs unsuitable for

1-12 transplant. The intent of the General Assembly in enacting

1-13 this legislation is to provide for a method of execution

1-14 which is compatible with the donation of organs by a

1-15 condemned prisoner.