Supplementary Order Paper No 377

No 377

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 259

Paulo Garcia, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 26

In clause 26, delete subclause (3) (page 23).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 259 amending the End of Life Choice Bill by removing clause 26(3), as it is redundant.

It is unnecessary to state that an offence isn’t committed by a person who seeks assisted dying. The reason is simple: it is not an offence anywhere in New Zealand law to request one’s own death nor to attempt suicide, so there is no good reason to believe that seeking “assisted dying” could be an offence either.