It’s the second month of the 2024 legislative session, and we’re still seeing more bill introductions, committee referrals, and public hearing announcements across the country!
Here’s what happened in state legislatures nationwide this week:
New Bills Introduced
The Tennessee Legislature introduced SB2258. This is a companion bill to HB1710, which was introduced last month and referred to the House Health, Criminal Justice, and Government Operations Committee and assigned to the House Population Health Subcommittee.
Arizona introduced SB1530; a bill that would legalize medical aid in dying (MAID) for Arizonans. SB1530 was introduced by Senator Eva Burch, Senator Lela Alston, Senator Flavio Bravo, Senator Brian Fernandez, Senator Juan Mendez, and Senator Priya Sundareshan.
Colorado has a public hearing scheduled for their amendment, SB068. The hearing will take place in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. If passed, this amendment would make Colorado the third state to eliminate their residency requirement for accessing Death with Dignity!
In New Hampshire, HB1283 has a public hearing scheduled on February 7 in the House Judiciary Committee. New Hampshirites: If you would like to give oral testimony or submit written testimony, please reach out to the New Hampshire Alliance for End of Life Options for more information.
Last week, the Minnesota End-of-Life Option Act (HF1930) received a 10-5 in favor vote in the House Health Finance and Policy Committee following a public hearing. This is the first time a MAID bill in Minnesota has received a vote. The bill has been referred to the House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee and awaits a public hearing.
Bills Referred to Committees
As we continue to track bill developments, our blog remains the best resource for staying up to date. We will also post updates as we continue to see movement in the legislature, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter/X, so you can get the latest breaking news!