Aid- in- dying bill’s hearing is postponed
postpone the hearing … to July 7th,” Wolk said in a statement. “We hope that SACRAMENTO — The during this time, members author of an aid- in- dying bill of the committee can take postponed a scheduled more time to consider the hearing on the measure this bill carefully.” week because it lacked The measure, titled the enough support to pass a End of Life Option Act, was key committee. already approved by the
State Sen. Lois Wolk ( Dstate Senate. It is modeled Davis) agreed to delay a vote after a voter- approved law on her bill in the Assembly that took effect in Oregon in Health 1997.Committee until next month. The proposal Wolk’s bill, SB 128, would would allow terminally ill paapply to requests by tients to end their lives with mentally competent adults drugs prescribed by a docwith six months or less to tor. live.
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