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End of life bill http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2102/all en 'End of Life Choices' bill clears Senate thanks to Ayer http://addisonindependent.com/201305end-life-choices-bill-clears-senate-thanks-ayer <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, was working with other state officials early this week to draft compromise language for an &ldquo;End of Life Choices&rdquo; bill she believes can pass muster with House and Senate members before the end of this session.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16878">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305end-life-choices-bill-clears-senate-thanks-ayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont End of life bill Vermont legislature Thu, 09 May 2013 17:52:50 +0000 xian 16878 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislative Report: Rep. Paul Ralston explains 'End of Life' vote http://addisonindependent.com/201305legislative-report-rep-paul-ralston-explains-end-life-vote <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Paul Ralston </div> </div> </div> <p> Last week, the House passed a strike-all amendment to S.77 and sent it back to the Senate. In the end, I voted &ldquo;no&rdquo; on the bill.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16848">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305legislative-report-rep-paul-ralston-explains-end-life-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion End of life bill Paul Ralston Vermont legislature Thu, 09 May 2013 13:56:46 +0000 xian 16848 at http://addisonindependent.com Local representatives split in voting on end-of-life bill http://addisonindependent.com/201305local-representatives-split-voting-end-life-bill <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>UPDATE: This story has been updated since it was originally posted to add new information about Rep. Nuovo&#39;s vote on the bill.</em></p> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Addison County House members on May 1 were evenly split in an 80-57 vote giving preliminary approval to a bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives (12 lawmakers were absent).</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16762">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305local-representatives-split-voting-end-life-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County End of life bill Thu, 02 May 2013 20:53:18 +0000 xian 16762 at http://addisonindependent.com