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HB 2120, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, introduced in 2017, did not advance from the Health and Human Services Committee and died in May 2018.

History

2017

HB 2120, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, was introduced on January 20, 2017. The bill was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee.

Meanwhile, a resolution in the Kansas State House aimed to officially HCR 5010, oppose “physician-assisted suicide.” The hearing on the resolution took place on March 6, 2017.

Neither piece of legislation advanced.

2015

The Standing Committee on Vision 2020 introduced HB 2150, the Kansas Death with Dignity Act, on January 28, 2015. The bill was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services, and rolled over to 2016. With no action, the bill failed to meet a legislative deadline and effectively died in committee.

The 2015-2016 session was the second time a Death with Dignity bill was considered in the Kansas legislature. In 2013-2014, HB 2068 did not move out of Committee.

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