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Opponents of assisted death law seek referendum
Sacramento Bee

One day after a deeply reflective Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients, opponents of the controversial measure have launched a campaign to overturn the law.

On Tuesday, a group called Seniors Against Suicide filed paperwork with the attorney general’s office seeking to bring the assisted death proposal before voters in November 2016. They will need to collect 365,880 valid voter signatures by Jan. 3 – 90 days from the enactment of the law – to qualify the referendum for the ballot.