Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Legal Analysis of H.274 & S.103

Vermont's Proposed Bills to Legalize Physician-assisted Suicide in 2011

By Margaret Dore, Esq.

In 2011, identical bills were proposed to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Vermont.  This memo analyzes H.274.  This memo analyzes S.103.

On February 17, 2011, the House version, H.274, was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Human Services.  On March 29, 2011, the Senate version, S.103, was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

There was no other action on either bill prior to adjournment of the legislative session.