X-Message-Number: 8258
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 12:04:58 -0700
From: David Brandt-Erichsen <>
Subject: Oregon update

Senate panel votes to send Measure 16 back to voters.

SOURCE:The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, May 30, l997

        As lawmakers edged closer to forcing another statewide vote on
Oregon's assisted suicide law, the law's chief sponsor warned Thursday
that legislators might pay a political price for their actions.
        "Some people might lose their seats over this, there's so much
anger and disillusionment,"  Barbara Coombs Lee said after a Senate panel
backed a bill to refer the issue back to Oregon voters this fall.
        The House already has approved the House Bill 2954.
        If the full Senate also endorses the measure, Oregon voters will
be asked this November if they want to reverse themselves and repeal the
assisted suicide law.

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