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Connecticut

CURRENT STATUS: NO ACTIVE LEGISLATION

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.

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Connecticut

Timeline of Death with Dignity in Connecticut

2022

2022

The Connecticut General Assembly raises SB0088 and schedules a Public Health Committee hearing for February 23. The bill does not move forward.

2020

2020

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.

2019

2019

HB5898, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, introduced in January and does not advance.

2018

2018

HB5417, An Act Concerning End-of-Life Care introduced in March. No action taken.

2017

2017

Representative Jonathan Steinberg (D) introduces HB 6024, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, in January. The bill doesnot advance.

2015

2015

HB7015, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, does not advance.

2014

2014

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

2013

2013

HB6217, An Act Concerning Death with Dignity, introduced. The bill does not advance.

2009

2009

On the heels of Washington’s new law, SB1138 introduced in the Connecticut Assembly. The bill does not advance.

1997

1997

HB6083 introduced, but does not advance.

1995

1995

Connecticut’s first attempt to pass legislation (bills HB6928, SB 334) makes no progress.

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