Monday, March 16, 2020

Bill Dies Without Significant Action

Utah Legislature
On January 16, 2020, HB 93 was introduced in the House, seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia.

On January 27, 2020, the bill was introduced in the House Rules Committee, for first reading.

On March 12, 2020, the bill became a bill not passed.  To read the proposed bill, click here

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bill Numbered and Distributed

By Margaret K. Dore, Esq.

On January 3, 2020, H.B. 93, "End of Life Prescription Provisions," was numbered and publicly distributed. 

The bill also has a "long title," which states: "This bill amends the Utah Uniform Probate Code to enact the End of Life Options Act." 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Euthanasia Bill Dead for Now

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by  - Utah Policy.Com

A Democratic-sponsored, end of life bill is, for now, dead in the Utah Legislature.
The House Rules Committee, voting along partisan lines, refused Thursday to allow HB121 to be heard by a standing committee – thus killing the bill unless at a later date Rules members change their minds....
Unless House Democrats can get enough floor votes to lift HB121 from Rules (not likely), or unless Republicans on Rules change their minds (that could happen), end of life legislation is dead in the 2019 Legislature, before the first week is even over.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Utah Teen Who Filmed Girl's Suicide Sentenced to Prison

Tyerell Przybycien 
Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake City Tribune 

Provo - A 19-year-old man was sentenced to five years to life in prison Friday for helping a teenage girl hang herself and then filmng the act.

Tyerell Przybycien apologized to Jchandra Brown's mother and said he hoped him taking responsibility by pleading guilty would help everyone heal.

"I'm also hoping that,  although I don't deserve it, the victims's family will be able to forgive me for the immature, thoughtless and rash decision," Przybycien told the judge.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Charges in Assisted Suicide Case Regarding 16 Year Old Girl

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A 19-year-old Spanish Fork man charged with murder in the death of a high school student is facing additional charges.

Tyerell Przybycien was originally charged with one first-degree felony of murder and one third-degree felony of failure to report a dead body after reportedly buying rope, driving a friend to a campground in Payson Canyon and then recording her as she inhaled air cleaner, passed out and died by hanging.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

House Passes Bill Seeking to Criminalize Assisted Suicide

Rep. Michael McKell
Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune  

The Utah House passed a bill Tuesday seeking to criminalize helping someone commit suicide — despite some concern from lawmakers that the bill could unintentionally target physicians or family members of terminally ill patients.

Rep. Michael McKell, R-Spanish Fork, has sponsored House Bill 86, which would amend Utah’s manslaughter statute to include assisted suicide. This means a person would be guilty of a second-degree felony — which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison — if prosecutors can prove he or she provided “the physical means” for someone to commit suicide.