Last Minute: NV Legislature Looks At Doctor-Assisted Suicide

The Nevada Legislature is busy as the May 19 deadline to move bills out of their second house looms.

The Nevada Independent reports the top priorities for debate include a constitutional amendment to raise Nevada’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022

Also getting a hearing Wednesday, a bill to allow physician-assisted suicide will get its first hearing.

That bill is co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. David Parks and Republican Sen. Ben Kieckhefer. It was exempted from legislative deadlines. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe a controlled substance to end the life of a terminally ill patient in certain circumstances.

Right now, terminal patients can refuse treatment to keep them alive.

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