Kansas State Representative Jim Gartner (D-53) introduced HB 2089, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, on January 28, 2019; the bill was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
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Modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, HB 2089, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, sponsored by Representative Jim Gartner (D-53), would allow qualified, terminally-ill adult residents of Connecticut to legally obtain a prescription from their physician for medications to end their life peacefully, in a dignified way, at the place and time of their choosing.
HB 2120, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, was introduced on January 20, 2017. The bill was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee where it died in May 2018.
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.
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.
HB 2068, Kansas Death with Dignity Act did not move out of Committee.