OR SB579 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Passed on August 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-08-08 - Effective date, January 1, 2020.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Creates exception under Death with Dignity Act to 15-day waiting period for patient with less than 15 days to live. Creates exception to two-day waiting period for patient with less than two days to live.

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Relating to death with dignity.


Roll Calls

2019-06-18 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 35 N: 22 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-06-12 - House - House Committee Do Pass (Y: 4 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-20 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 16 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-04-08 - Senate - Senate Committee Do pass (Y: 4 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-08-08SenateEffective date, January 1, 2020.
2019-08-08SenateChapter 624, 2019 Laws.
2019-07-23SenateGovernor signed.
2019-06-25HouseSpeaker signed.
2019-06-24SenatePresident signed.
2019-06-18HouseThird reading. Carried by Greenlick. Passed. Ayes, 35; Nays, 22--Barreto, Boles, Bonham, Boshart Davis, Drazan, Findley, Hayden, Helt, Lewis, Lively, McLane, Nearman, Noble, Post, Reschke, Smith DB, Smith G, Sprenger, Stark, Wallan, Wilson, Zika; Excused, 2--Bynum, Leif; Excused for Business of the House, 1--Rayfield.
2019-06-17HouseSecond reading.
2019-06-14HouseRecommendation: Do pass.
2019-06-12HouseWork Session held.
2019-06-10HousePublic Hearing held.
2019-06-05HousePublic Hearing held.
2019-05-28HouseReferred to Rules.
2019-05-22HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2019-05-20SenateThird reading. Carried by Prozanski. Passed. Ayes, 16; Nays, 11--Baertschiger Jr, Bentz, Boquist, Gelser, Girod, Hansell, Knopp, Linthicum, President Courtney, Thatcher, Thomsen; Excused, 3--Heard, Olsen, Winters.
2019-05-16SenateSecond reading.
2019-05-16SenateRecommendation: Do pass.
2019-04-08SenateWork Session held.
2019-04-05SenatePublic Hearing held.
2019-01-17SenateReferred to Judiciary.
2019-01-14SenateIntroduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

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Bill Comments