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The Georgia General Assembly is considering an aid in dying bill, SB 291, the Death with Dignity Act. The bill is in Committee.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Georgia state legislature suspended its 2020 session, and the bill will likely not advance.

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SB 291

  • Introduced on January 14, 2020
  • Full text of SB 291
  • Legislative history of SB 291
  • Sponsors: Georgia State Senators Steve Henson (D-Stone Mountain) and Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)
  • Referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee


The 2020 bill is the first ever death with dignity proposal to be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.