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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Nevada
Nevada bills AB351 and SB105 are introduced and referred to respective house and senate committees. Neither bill advances. A Public Policy Polling survey reveals over 70% of Nevadans support death with dignity.
SB165, the Nevada Death with Dignity Act, passes out of the State Senate Health Committee but does not advance.
Nevada lawmakers introduce SB261, an assisted dying bill, in March. The bill is heard in the Senate Health and Human Services committee, where it favorably passes. After passing a floor vote of 11 – 10, the bill moves to the Assembly where it is assigned to the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services. The committee takes no action.
Nevada legislature considers SB336, Patient Self-Determination Act. The Senate committee chair refuses to schedule a public hearing.