Legislation in Minnesota 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 Minnesota State Legislators to urge their support for death with dignity legislation!
Timeline of Death with Dignity in Minnesota
Companion End-of-Life Options Bills, SF1352 and HF1358, are introduced in the Senate and House and assigned to respective Senate and House health committees.
Companion bills HF2152 and SF2286 are again introduced and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.
Senate bill SF1572, Minnesota End-of-Life Option Act of 2017, is introduced and referred to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. A companion bill, HF1885, is similarly introduced and gets referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. According to media reports, the bill’s sponsor, Senator Eaton, “has not asked for a committee hearing on her bill and does not expect to get one.”
Minnesota joins other states in fighting for death with dignity
For the first time, Minnesota lawmakers introduce bills in both chambers, SF1880, Minnesota Compassionate Care Act; and HF2095. The bills receive a discussion-only hearing, with no legislative action taken. Carried over to the 2016 session, SF 1880 gets a hearing in the Senate Health, Human Services, and Housing Committee. The bill sponsor, Senator Eaton, then withdraws the bill from consideration due to insufficient legislative support.