The New Jersey "Death with Dignity" Act
, also known as Assembly Bill 3328
, did not make the November 5, 2013 ballot
in the state of New Jersey
as a legislatively-referred state statute
. The measure would have allowed terminally ill citizens with six months or less to live to end their lives through a lethal dose of medication. The measure was introduced during the 2013 state legislative session
. The bill was authored by State Assemblymen John Burzichelli
and Timothy Eustace
. The New Jersey legislature
meets year round, so it is more difficult to determine when a vote on the measure will be held.
Path to the ballot
On February 10, 2013, the Health and Senior Services Committee voted 7-2 to send the measure to the state House and Senate. If the measure had been approved by both chambers, the measure would have been placed on the ballot.