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Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation
Last updated: February 2019

Introduction

This legislative history includes legislation proposing a legal mechanism for physician-assisted death in Maine. 






LD:  

Year  LD Amendments Final Disposition Legislative Record
Debate & Remarks
Other Documents & News Clips Full LD
History
1992 LD 2257

An Act Regarding the Terminally Ill
N/A ONTP Senate, February 20, 1992
p. S-136
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Yes
1993 LD 1420

An Act Concerning the Terminally Ill
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
1995 LD 748

An Act to Allow Physician Assisted Deaths with Dignity for Terminally Ill Persons in Maine
Proposed amendments:

H-411
H-412
Died between houses House, June 13, 1995
p. H-951-H-962

Senate, June 14, 1995
p. S-1119-S-1123
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Yes
1997 LD 916

An Act to Allow Physician Assisted Deaths for the Terminally Ill
Proposed amendments:

H-788
H-790
ONTP House, February 11, 1998
p. H-1491-H-1504

Senate, February 12, 1998
p. S-1604-S-1610
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Yes
2000 LD 2348

An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act
N/A Failed at referendum
Nov. 7, 2000

Yes:  315,031
No:   332,280
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
2015 LD 1270

An Act Regarding Patient-directed Care at the End of Life
N/A Died between houses House, June 15, 2015
p. H-836-H-844

Senate, June 15, 2015
p. S-1019-S-1025
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Yes
2017 LD 347

An Act To Support Death with Dignity
Proposed amendment:

S-90
ONTP Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
2017 LD 1066

An Act To Promote Life with Dignity
N/A ONTP Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes