It’s unclear which chamber will take up the proposal first.
Although the legislature’s public health committee has until April 7 to advance the bill, a vote is expected Wednesday.
The bill would let terminally ill patients access medication to end their lives.
As thousands of angry parents protested Monday, lawmakers advanced a bill eliminating the religious exemption to vaccines.
Aid in dying and the regulation of faith-based pregnancy centers are poised to return this legislative session.
Strongly held religious beliefs and concerns from people with disabilities prevented the bill from advancing to the House.
Supporters say medical marijuana can ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Spurred by urgent demands that horrific abuse at Whiting Forensic never happen again, the state House of Representatives unanimously gave final approval to a series of reforms designed to increase oversight of the facility. The House vote was 148 to 0.
About a year after cruel, ongoing abuse of a Whiting Forensic patient was revealed, the legislature’s Public Health Committee has reported out three bills aimed at reforming the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility by increasing transparency and oversight.
The State of Connecticut is on track to collect all of your medical insurance claims information into a large data base called the All-Payers Claims Database- APCD. Senate Bill 130 has been raised to allow patients a mechanism to prevent their data from being included in the APCD by using either an opt-in or opt-out option. This bill would make the APCD directly accountable to consumers for its actions as they would be able to choose who sees this medical information. But right now many state agencies have expressed opposition to that choice because of the cost and the possible decrease to the data base. So unless citizens express their support of SB 130 to the members of the Public Health Committee now, the bill may never get out of committee to go to the legislature for a vote, and we will lose this control over our medical information.