Becomes 16th state to reject legislation in 2017
A bill that would have legalized assisted suicide in Nevada died in an Assembly committee as the 2017 legislative session expired.
The Nevada Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services chose not to advance the bill on Tuesday, the last day of the legislative calendar. The state Senate voted in May to approve the “medical aid in dying” bill by an 11-10 vote. Nevada could have become the seventh state along with Washington, D.C., to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients; instead, it became the 16th state to reject the measure in 2017.