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The Hawai‘i House Committees on Health and Human Services and on Judiciary PASSED a Death with Dignity bill, sending it to the full House of Representatives for a vote, likely on March 5.

It wasn’t even close: the 4-1 and 7-1 votes, respectively, in favor of HB 2739, Our Care, Our Choice Act, show the legislators listened to the will of the people of Hawai‘i and advanced a bill more than 75 percent of state residents support.

It’s an even bigger deal because last year, after passing overwhelmingly in the Senate, a similar bill was deferred in a House committee without a vote, and during a recent hearing, Hawai‘i Governor Ige expressed categorical support for the measure.

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