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Current Status

There is no legislative activity around Death with Dignity as yet in the 2017 Wisconsin state legislative session, but State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) indicated he would bring a bill up.

History

In March 2015, Senator Risser plus 4 co-sponsors, and Representatives Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) and Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains) plus 12 co-sponsors, introduced companion Death with Dignity measures, AB 67 and SB 26, in the Senate and Assembly, respectively. The bill was carried over to 2016 and stalled in committee.

The 2015-2016 session was the 8th time a Death with Dignity bill was introduced in the past 20 years. The proposed bill was not heard by either chamber in any of the previous seven attempts:

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