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HB 1114 - Prohibits Assisted Suicide - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Keith Heard voted Nay (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Assisted Suicide

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (38-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Assisted Suicide

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits assisted suicide.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any person from “knowingly and willfully” assisting another person in committing suicide (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies assisted suicide as a felony punishable by at least 1 but no more than 10 years in prison (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the following acts from the provisions of this bill, provided that the acts are performed with the patient’s consent (Sec. 1):
    • The administration of medication or a medical procedure that is intended to relieve or prevent pain but not cause death, even if the medication or procedure increases the risk of death;
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration;
    • Administering medications or medical procedures pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advanced directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate; and
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advance directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate.
  • Specifies that a health care provider who is convicted of a violation of this bill will have his or her license revoked (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (115-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Assisted Suicide

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that prohibits assisted suicide.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any person from “knowingly and willfully” assisting another person in committing suicide (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies assisted suicide as a felony punishable by at least 1 but no more than 10 years in prison (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the following acts from the provisions of this bill, provided that the acts are performed with the patient’s consent (Sec. 1):
    • The administration of medication or a medical procedure that is intended to relieve or prevent pain but not cause death, even if the medication or procedure increases the risk of death;
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration;
    • Administering medications or medical procedures pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advanced directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate; and
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advance directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate.
  • Specifies that a health care provider who is convicted of a violation of this bill will have his or her license revoked (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (48-1) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (124-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Assisted Suicide

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits assisted suicide.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any individual from “knowingly and willfully” assisting another person in committing suicide (Sec. 1).

 

  • Requires the penalty for assisting in a suicide to be a felony punishable by at least 1, but no more than 10 years, in prison (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the following acts from the provisions of this bill, provided that the acts are performed with the patient’s consent (Sec. 1):
    • The administration of medication or a medical procedure that is intended to relieve or prevent pain but not cause death, even if the medication or procedure increases the risk of death;
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration;
    • Administering medications or medical procedures pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advance directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate; and
    • Withholding or withdrawing medications, medical procedures, nourishment, or hydration pursuant to a living will, a durable power of attorney, an advance directive for health care, or a written order not to resuscitate.
  • Requires a healthcare provider who is convicted of a violation of this bill to have his or her license revoked (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Assisted Suicide

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