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End of Life Option Act Passes Final Assembly Committee, Heads to Assembly Floor

September 04, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed  out of the Assembly Committee on Finance on a 5 to 3 vote and is now headed to the Assembly Floor.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128, this newly introduced bill in the Second Extraordinary Session will continue the effort to pass the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

ICYMI: UC Berkeley Study Shows Strong Support for End of Life Option Act

September 03, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, UC Berkeley posted a new study showing Californians “overwhelmingly” support aid-in-dying medication for terminally ill individuals.  In the article “IGS poll: Californians support medical aid in dying for terminally ill,” the survey asked people about “pending legislation to allow terminally ill people to voluntarily end their own lives by taking drugs prescribed by a physician,” and it shows consistently high support among almo

End of Life Option Act Passes Crucial Second Extraordinary Session Assembly Committee

September 01, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee, on a 10 to 3 vote.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128, this newly introduced bill in the Second Extraordinary Session will continue the effort to enact the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

Senator Monning to Continue Legislative Efforts to Strengthen Training Requirements for Commercial Drivers Next Year

August 27, 2015

Assembly committee turns SB 344 into two-year bill

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 344, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers, was held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, making it a two-year bill and ending its chances of going to the Governor’s desk this year.

Bill Monning finesses the system to keep End-of-Life act moving

August 20, 2015

There came a moment in the days leading up to Jennifer Glass’ slow and awful death Aug. 11 that she awoke from what’s called palliative sedation, feeling like she was drowning.

California Lawmakers Reintroduce Aid-in-Dying Legislation in Extraordinary Session

August 18, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) reintroduced End of Life Option Act legislation in the Extraordinary Session.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s original legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 128, this new bill will continue the effort to enact an aid-in-dying in California this year.