The Colorado Death with Dignity Act was DOA in the Colorado House. Sponsor Joann Ginal's career may follow suit.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., February 8, 2015 — An assisted suicide bill sponsored by Democrats Joann Ginal (Ft. Collins) and Lois Court (Denver) was laid to rest Friday in the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee of the Colorado House by a 9-4 vote.
House Bill 15-1035 was officially called the “Colorado Death with Dignity Act,” although some Republicans referred to it as the “state-sanctioned murder act.” The text was reportedly identical to a bill submitted to the Iowa legislature.
Two Democrats — Committee Chair Dianne Primavera and freshman Rep. Jessie Danielson — joined all the Republicans on the committee in voting to postpone the bill indefinitely.
Ginal and Court were the only sponsors of the bill in the House; there were no House co-sponsors. Ginal, who is a member of the Committee, thus becomes face of assisted suicide in the Colorado legislature.
Ft. Collins voters may want to take note of that.
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