The Medical Aid in Dying Act has been reintroduced in both houses of the New York State Legislature, A. 2694 (Paulin) and S. 3947 (Savino). The Assembly bill has some 30 sponsors, including the chair of the Health Committee. The Senate bill has sponsors on key committees, including the chairs of the Health Committee, Finance Committee, Judiciary Committee and Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee.
The bills have widespread support from diverse organizations including, to name just some, Harlem United, Hispanic Health Network, Housing Works, Latino Commission on AIDS, Latinos for Healthcare Equity, League of Women Voters of New York State, Mobilizing Preachers and Communities, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York State Academy of Family Physicians, New York State Public Health Association, and the New York Statewide Senior Action Council. A poll of citizens across the state revealed support for medical aid in dying by a 63% to 29% margin and physicians support the Medical Aid in Dying Act by a 67% to 19% margin, according to another poll.
New Jersey is among the 9 states that have adopted a Medical Aid in Dying Act.