Legislation in Connecticut Needs Your Support
Adults with terminal illness should have the right to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Write your Connecticut Representative and Senator to urge their support for death with dignity legislation!
Timeline of Death with Dignity in Connecticut
Introduced in March, HB5420, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, does not advance out of the Joint Committee on Public Health despite a favorable vote and overwhelming public support.
HB5898, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, introduced in January and does not advance.
HB5417, An Act Concerning End-of-Life Care introduced in March. No action taken.
Representative Jonathan Steinberg (D) introduces HB 6024, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, in January. The bill doesnot advance.
HB7015, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, does not advance.
Sponsored by Representative Betsy Ritter, HB5326, An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, and a companion Senate bill were introduced. Neither of the bills progress
HB6217, An Act Concerning Death with Dignity, introduced. The bill does not advance.
On the heels of Washington’s new law, SB1138 introduced in the Connecticut Assembly. The bill does not advance.
HB6083 introduced, but does not advance.
Connecticut’s first attempt to pass legislation (bills HB6928, SB 334) makes no progress.