Week 15/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

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Last week, a Death with Dignity bill, SB 128 – End of Life Option Act, passed in the California Senate Judiciary Committee. A proposed bill was heard in a Rhode Island House Committee. North Carolina saw a bill introduced for the first time.

Bills in Connecticut, Nevada, and Tennessee legislatures died in committee: after Committee hearings the Connecticut bill failed to come up for a vote for the third time in as many years; the Nevada bill will not receive a hearing; and the Tennessee bill was tabled for interim study.

These are the highlights of the most important developments in the movement around the United States from April 5 to April 11, 2015, with the corresponding media coverage.

California

The End of Life Option Act cleared another hurdle in the Senate when it passed in the Judiciary Committee by a partisan vote of 5 to 2. The bill is next headed to the Appropriations Committee in May.

Connecticut

For the third time in as many years, a Death with Dignity bill did not come out for a Committee vote in the State Legislature.

New York

Advocates for Death with Dignity are gearing up to a push for the proposed legislation.

Elsewhere

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