X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
kupicoo/iStock

For many years the New Jersey Legislature has been trying to enact a statute which would, in narrowly defined circumstances, insulate from criminal responsibility those who participate in hastening the death of a terminally ill patient who has expressed a contemporaneous wish to die quickly rather than to continue living with great suffering.

In January 2018, two identical bills, A-1504 and S-1072, both entitled “The New Jersey Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” were introduced in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate respectively. When first introduced in the 2012-13 session, they were called the “Death with Dignity” bills. Although these bills passed relevant committees in each house, they never mustered enough votes to become law. Gov. Chris Christie’s 2014 declaration that he would veto any such bill obviously hindered passage. However, with a new governor in place, the proponents of the bill presently before the legislature are optimistic that their proposed statute will be enacted.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

New Jersey Local Government DeskbookBook

Get new council members up to speed quickly and consult this up-to-date resource with this plain-language handbook that organizes and updates a town's procedural and regu...

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.