The Florida State Legislature is not considering an aid in dying bill at this time.
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In 2017, Florida Today ran an op-ed stating it was “time to allow death with dignity in the Sunshine State.”
In 2015, on the heels of California’s new law, the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board published an editorial in support of Death with Dignity. The editorial recalled a case 30 years prior of a man from Broward who helped to end his wife’s life and served time in prison. Noting no change in the laws had been contemplated since that time, the editorial ended stating physician aid-in-dying is “a complex, emotional issue, but it is time to have the conversation in Florida.”
An aid in dying bill was proposed for the first time in Florida history. The bill was indefinitely postponed on March 14, 2020.
- Full text of SB 1800, the Florida Death with Dignity Act
- Legislative history of SB 1800
- Introduced on January 10, 2020
- Sponsor: Florida State Senator Kevin Rader (D-29)