Vote Expected On Bill Shielding Execution Drug

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Some changes are expected in a fast-moving bill that would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio.
Republican bill sponsor Matt Huffman says he's open to allowing the secrecy provision to expire at some point in the future.
The GOP-led House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee is expected to approve an updated version of the bill Wednesday.
Supporters including prosecutors say the bill is needed to help restart executions in the state.
Opponents say the bill is unconstitutional in parts and can't guarantee the anonymity it promises.