H.B. 121, the “End of Life Options Act,” was introduced in Utah on January 9, 2019.
Text of H.B. 121
The bill was placed in the “Did Not Pass” file on March 14, 2019.
In 2018, Utah passed a law making assisted suicide manslaughter.
(Utah Code Ann. § 76-5-205.
H.B. 210, the “End of Life Options Act,” was introduced in Utah on January 22, 2018. The bill did not pass.
Text of H.B. 210
H.B. 76, the “End of Life Options Act,” was introduced in Utah in January 2017.
It was tabled on 2/9/17.
Text of H.B. 76
H.B. 264, the “End of Life Options Act,” was introduced in Utah. The bill would have permitted doctor-prescribed suicide. It failed on February 25, 2016.
Text of H.B. 264
H.B. 391, the “Utah Death with Dignity Act,” has been introduced in Utah. The bill would permit doctor-prescribed suicide.
Text of H.B. 391
The bill was put on hold for further study on March 5, 2015.
“Lawmakers Deny Bill Granting End-of-Life Options”
(City Weekly — February 25, 2016)
In Utah, a bill that would have permitted doctor-prescribed suicide in Utah was voted down by the House Health and Human Services Committee. This was the second year in a row the bill has been rejected.
“Right-to-die bill put on hold for further study”
(KSL — March 6, 2015)
Utah lawmakers put on hold Thursday a legislative proposal that would have created a process to allow terminally ill Utahn to obtain prescription medication they could self-administer “for a humane and dignified death.”
“Utah guv concerned about aid-in-dying bill becoming ‘Kevorkian scheme'”
(Salt Lake Tribune — February 24, 2015)
“I would not want this to be something that really is a Kevorkian scheme that has the unintended consequence where someone says ‘Life is tough, I’m old…so they have a right to end their life in some form or fashion.”