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Current Status

The Alabama State Legislature has never considered an aid in dying bill.

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History

Companion bills (HB 96/SB 198) to prohibit aid-in-dying in Alabama were introduced during the 2017 legislative session.

  • SB 198 passed the Health and Human Services Committee on March 9, 2017, 7 to 1;
  • HB 96 passed on March 16, 2017;
  • The Senate approved an amended version 25 to 3 on April 20, and the House followed by approving 80 to 2 on April 25, 2017;
  • Governor Kay Avey signed the “Assisted Suicide Ban Act” into law in May, 2017.

Read the Alabama Assisted Suicide Ban Act, AL Code § 22-8B here.

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