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A doctor-prescribed suicide bill (LB 450), the “Patient Choice at End of Life Act,” was introduced in January 2017. It failed to pass.
Text of bill
A doctor-prescribed suicide bill (LB 1056), the “Patient Choice at End of Life Act,” was introduced in Nebraska. The bill was withdrawn on April 4, 2016.
Text of Legislative Bill 1056
Analysis of Bill
Current law regarding assisted suicide
A person commits assisting suicide when, with intent to assist another person in committing suicide,
he aids and abets him in committing or attempting to commit suicide.
(Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-307
“Chambers promises to keep pushing for aid-in-dying law”
(Brown County Democrat — April 4, 2016)
Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha filed a motion Monday to pull his aid-in-dying bill out of a legislative committee where it remains stuck. The motion won only nine of the needed 25 votes to bring the bill to the floor for debate.