ROLL CALL! Senate Denies Repeal of Physician-Assisted Suicide Program

Roll Call Graphic
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FAILED
in the State Senate
on March 11, 2015, by a vote of
12-18

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Purpose: The McAllister Amendment to S.108 would have repealed the physician-assisted suicide program passed in Act 39 of 2013.  This program allows doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to terminal patients who choose to forgo treatment and elect to end their lives.
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Analysis: Those voting YES on the Amendment voted to repeal Act 39 and end the physician-assisted suicide program in Vermont.  Those voting NO voted to keep Act 39 in effect and allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of their doctors.
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As Recorded in the Senate Journal, Tuesday, March 10, 2014: “Shall the bill be amended as recommended by Senator McAllister? Was disagreed to on a roll call. Yeas, 12. Nays, 18.” (Read the Journal, p.201-202.)
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How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – NO
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – NO
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – NO
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – NO
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – NO
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – YES
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – NO
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – YES
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – NO
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – YES
William Doyle (R-Washington) – NO
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – NO
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – NO
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – YES
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – YES
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – NO
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – NO
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – NO
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – NO
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – NO
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – NO
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