The New Hampshire House has killed a bill that would have set up a commission to study end-of-life issues. SB 426 originally called for study of “aid-in-dying.” An amendment removed that language, but did not rule out assisted suicide as a topic to be studied by the proposed commission.
The House rejected an “ought to pass with amendment” motion, 123-174. The link to the roll call is here. After that motion failed, an inexpedient-to-legislate motion passed on a voice vote.
The votes came late in the day, with House attendance down from the morning session. The roll call on SB 426 shows 32 excused absences (absences reported to the House clerk at the beginning of the session day) and 68 “not voting.”
(Photo of House tally by Jeanine Notter)