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California Senate Sends End-Of-Life Bill to Governor Brown
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The decision of whether to allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives prematurely now rests with Gov. Jerry Brown.

After a final, emotional debate at the Capitol, the state Senate on Friday voted 23 to 14 to send Brown the End of Life Option Act.

It would require patients to make two verbal requests of a physician for a lethal prescription, at least 15 days apart, as well as a written request.