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SB 128 (Wolk and Monning)—changed to AB X2-15 (Eggman). End of Life Option Act
This bill would enact an act (similar to that existing for 18 years in Oregon) authorizing an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal illness, as defined, to make a request for medication prescribed pursuant to these provisions for the purpose of ending his or her life. The bill would establish the procedures for making these requests. The bill would also establish the forms to request aid-in-dying medication. 

The bill also establishes guidelines about who may be involved in this process, and liability strictures.

View or print the whole 32-page bill here

Funeral Legislation Introduced in 2015
Read more about these bills here


AB 1140 (Bonta)
Change of some provisions of the Government Code and Penal Code regarding crime victim compensation: who may apply on behalf of victim, expands the kinds of crimes covered, expands the scope of mental health counseling allowed, and allows compensation for additional items. However, the reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses remains at $7,500.
AB 180 (Bonilla)
The powers and duties of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau are subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the legislature. The review shall be performed as if the Cemetery Act were set to expire on January 1, 2020. 
AB 601 (Eggman, Brown)
An act to amend sections of the Health and Safety Code regarding licensing of residential care facilities for the elderly. It would require applicants for a license to supply additional information about ownership so names could be cross-checked with Dept. of Public Health as to the owner’s history in operating such facilities. Information about each facility would be posted to the website of Dept. of Social Services.