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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Kansas

2021

2021

Dedicated lawmakers in Kansas continue pushing to gain traction for a Death with Dignity bill by introducing HB2022, which is referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services. The bill fails to move forward.

2019

2019

Kansas State Representative Jim Gartner (D-53) introduces HB 2089, Kansas Death with Dignity Act. The bill isreferred to the Committee on Health and Human Services, but does not advance.

2017-2018

2017-2018

Introduced on January 20, 2017, HB2120, Kansas Death with Dignity Act, is referred to the Health and Human Services Committee.

Meanwhile, a resolution in the Kansas State House, HCR5010, is introduced to oppose “physician-assisted suicide.” A hearing takes place on March 6, 2017.

Neither bill advances.

2015-2016

2015-2016

Lawmakers introduce HB2150, the Kansas Death with Dignity Act and refer the bill to the Committee on Health and Human Services, who took no action. The bill fails to meet a legislative deadline and effectively died in committee.

The 2015-2016 session is the second time a Death with Dignity bill is considered in the Kansas legislature.

2013-2104

2013-2104

First bill introduced in the Kansas Legislature

HB2068, Kansas Death with Dignity Act is introduced and assigned to committee, but does not advance.