As spring brings warmer weather, state legislatures are heating up as well! This week, New Hampshire’s Death with Dignity bill made history after it was voted out of the House, and several other bills continue making exciting progress.

Here’s the latest:

Floor Votes

New Hampshire’s End of Life Option Act (HB1283) was voted out of the House with a 179-176 in-favor vote! The bill now crosses over to the Senate. If passed, nearly 1.4 million Granite Staters would have access to Death with Dignity. New Hampshire would also become the third state in the country to not have a residency requirement attached to their medical aid-in-dying law. We are incredibly grateful to our allies at the New Hampshire Alliance for End of Life Options (NHAELO) for their determined advocacy working across party lines, which paved the way for this historic achievement. 

Public Hearings

Minnesota’s End of Life Option Act (HF1930) received a public hearing in the House Commerce Finance & Policy Committee and the bill was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Minnesota currently has 29 bill sponsors, and the support continues to grow!

Colorado’s amendment to the End of Life Options Act, SB068, is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday, April 2 after crossing over to the House last week. This amendment would reduce the waiting period and expand the number of practitioners who can participate.

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