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Week 9/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

March 6, 2017

In the week from February 27 to March 5, 2017:

  • The Hawaii State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor approved SB 1129 on a unanimous 4 to 0 vote. The bill now heads to the full Senate.
  • A bill in Montana that would make consent not a defense for homicide charges for doctors prescribing life-ending medications to terminally ill patients first passed out of House Committee and the full House on a second reading. On the final vote the bill failed on a tie vote.
  • The sponsors of the Maryland End of Life Option Act withdrew the bill from consideration.

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