We’re Building Momentum in Minnesota
Help bring Death with Dignity to your state! Together, we can fight to ensure that people with terminal illness can decide how and when to die on their own terms.
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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. Both bills fail to move forward.
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.
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, withdraws the bill from consideration due to insufficient legislative support.