Alabama lawmakers are seeking to keep secret the manufacturers and suppliers of the drugs used in lethal injection executions.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill Tuesday.
The bill would require the state to keep the identities of people and companies who provide the drugs to the state confidential.
Rogersville Republican Lynn Greer says the state needs to make sure it can continue to obtain the lethal injection drugs.
Alabama legislators are showing their support for expanding Alabama's death penalty law to cover more crimes and to expedite executions by shortening appeals.
The House and Senate Judiciary Committees voted Wednesday to approve bills being pushed by Attorney General Luther Strange and the Alabama District Attorneys Association.
One bill expands Alabama's death penalty law to cover several additional crimes, including killing someone on a school campus or in a child-care center.
Andrew Lackey's execution late last month was the first in Alabama since 2011, when the state had six executions.
Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw says executions have slowed because of challenges to the way Alabama conducts executions.