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CURRENT STATUS: NO ACTIVE LEGISLATION

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Utah

2022

2022

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.

2020

2020

HB93 is introduced by Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost. The bill does not advance.

2019

2019

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.

2015-2018

2015-2018

Early efforts in Utah

Utah State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck sponsors an aid-in-dying bill in each of four legislative sessions:

  • 2018: HB210, the Utah End of Life Options Act goes to the House, where a motion to strike the enacting clause is passed by a constitutional majority. The bill does not pass.
  • 2017: HB76, the End of Life Options Act, is tabled in the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee on a 9 to 3 vote.
  • 2016: HB 264, the End of Life Options Act, is heard by the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee and referred for further study. The Health and Human Services Interim Committee hears the proposal, but takes no further action.
  • 2015: HB 391, the Utah Death with Dignity Act is heard in the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee and sent for further study during an interim session.

2015

2015

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.