Federal - Trial Court Judge
Military - Secretary of the Army
The Secretary of the Army, as the designated Department of Defense Corrections Level III executive official, sets the date and location of military executions. The execution date must be at least 60 days after affirmation of the sentence by the President of the United States. All sentences of death must be personally affirmed, in writing, by the President of the United States before the Secretary of the Army is permitted to set an execution date.
Alabama - Alabama Supreme Court
Arizona - Arizona Supreme Court
Arkansas - Governor
California - Trial Court Judge
The execution date shall not be less than 60 days nor more than 90 days from the time of making the order
Colorado - Trial Court Judge
Connecticut - Trial Court Judge
Delaware - Trial Court Judge
Florida - Governor
After a stay of execution is dissolved, the Governor must set the new date for execution of the death sentence within 10 days. The Governor can grant stays. If a death sentence is not executed because of unjustified failure of the Governor to issue a warrant, or for any other unjustifiable reason, on application of the Department of Legal Affairs, the Supreme Court shall issue a warrant directing the sentence to be executed during a week designated in the warrant.
Georgia - Trial Court Judge
The court shall specify the time period for the execution in the sentence. The time period for the execution fixed by the court shall be seven days in duration and shall commence at noon on a specified date and shall end at noon on a specified date. The time period shall commence not less than 20 days nor more than 60 days from the date of sentencing. A new time period for the execution -due to stay- fixed by the judge shall commence not less than ten nor more than 20 days from the date of the order.
Idaho - Trial Court Judge
Indiana - Supreme Court of Indiana
Kentucky - Governor
The execution shall in theory be carried out on the fifth Friday following the affirmation of the sentence by the Kentucky Supreme Court However, because of stays, the governor may appoint another day of execution and may continue to do so until the sentence is carried into effect.
Louisiana - Trial Court Judge
Maryland - Trial Court Judge
Mississippi - Supreme Court of Mississippi
Missouri - Supreme Court of Missouri
Montana - Trial Court Judge
Nebraska - Nebraska Supreme Court
New Hampshire - Governor
The governor and council or their designee shall determine the time of performing such execution .
North Carolina - Governor
Ohio - Ohio Supreme Court
Oklahoma - Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Oregon - Trial Court Judge
Pennsylvania - Governor
South Carolina - South Carolina Supreme Court
South Dakota - Trial Court Judge
Tennessee - Tennessee Supreme Court
Texas - Trial Court Judge
The first execution date may not be earlier than the 91st day after the date the convicting court enters the order setting the execution date. A subsequent execution date may not be earlier than the 31st day after the date the convicting court enters the order setting the execution date. The execution date shall be a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Utah - Trial Court Judge
The appointed day the judgment is to be executed, which may not be fewer than 30 days nor more than 60 days from the date of issuance of the warrant, and may not be a Sunday, Monday, or a legal holiday
Virginia - Trial Court Judge
Washington - Trial Court Judge
Wyoming - Trial Court Judge