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Utah bill receives hearing
The Utah Death with Dignity bill, HB74, receives a public hearing in the House Health and Human Services Committee on February 15. The bill fails to move forward.
HB93 is introduced by Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost. The bill does not advance.
Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost introduces HB121, the End of Life Options Act. The Rules Committee of the Utah House of Representatives votes not to allow the bill a committee hearing.
Early efforts in Utah
Utah State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck sponsors an aid-in-dying bill in each of four legislative sessions:
Poll shows support for physician-assisted dying
A December 2015 UtahPolicy.com poll found that 58 percent of Utahns support physician assisted-dying legislation.
The poll found the only religious group opposed to Death with Dignity are members of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), who self-identify as “very active.” Those identifying as “somewhat active” favor the idea of a right-to-die law 79-16 percent, and “not active” favor 87-11 percent. Seventy-six percent of Catholics, 80 percent of Protestants, and 94 percent of non-religious people favor the idea.