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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Nevada

2023

2023

Despite overwhelming support, Republican Governor Joe Lombardo vetoes SB239 on June 5. The bill would have given over three million Nevadans access to medical aid in dying.

  • On May 24, SB239 passes out of the Assembly with a floor vote of 23-19. The bill heads back to the Senate for concurrence and then to Governor Joe Lombardo’s desk. This is the furthest our bill has ever gotten toward passing in Nevada.
  • In May, SB239 passes out of the Assembly Committee on Health & Human Services with a vote of 8-4.
  • On April 19, 2023 SB239 passes the Senate floor vote for the first time since 2017 and crosses over to the Assembly.
  • In April, SB239 passes through the Health and Human Services Committee.
  • In March, Nevada lawmakers introduce SB239. The bill is referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. On March 14, the Committee on Health and Human Services held a public hearing for SB239.

2021

2021

Bills Fail to Advance Out of Committee

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.

2019

2019

Bill Does not Advance Out of Committee

The Nevada Death with Dignity Act (SB165), passes out of the State Senate Health Committee but does not advance.

2017

2017

Bill Stalled in Assembly 

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.

2015

2015

No Public Hearing for SB336

Nevada legislature considers Patient Self-Determination Act (SB336). The Senate committee chair refuses to schedule a public hearing.

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