Proposition 106, the End of Life Options Act, was today passed by voters in Colorado with a margin of 2 to 1.
The 2016 bill was a modified version of the bill Representatives Court and Ginal introduced in 2015 with Rep. Lucia Guzman (D-Denver). It was heard and voted down in a House Committee.
The 2015 session was the first time a Death with Dignity bill was considered in the Colorado legislature after the Oregon Death with Dignity Act went into effect. Colorado had considered physician-assisted dying bills in 1995 and 1996. Read more about the bill via Death With Dignity in the US.
You can also read the full bill here.
The Colorado bill is a very similar model to the proposed South Australia Death With Dignity Bill, which will be debated next week.
If you live in South Australia, contact your MP to let your MP know you want them to represent you, and support this Bill. Simply enter your name, email address and postcode here and we'll do the rest.