Sen. Sears announced to the full Senate this afternoon that S 103 (the bill to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide) will not be coming out of his committee this session. The only way it could move is to attach it to another bill which is possible, but difficult.
Following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held this past week, the Committee Chair, Senator Dick Sears had intended to hold an up or down vote today on whether or not S. 103 (the bill that would legalize doctor-assisted suicide) would pass out of committee and eventually head for a floor vote.
Sadly, Senator Alice Nitka (D) of Windsor County sustained a serious injury after fall yesterday and is in the hospital. Please keep Senator Nitka in your prayers for a full recovery.