It's never come this far before.
Now a measure that would legalize medical aid in dying heads to the governor.
The Senate passed the measure in a 23-2 vote Thursday.
Hawaii is close to becoming the seventh state to allow terminally ill adults with only six months to live the option to make their own end-of-life decisions.
Lawmakers have closely examined this issue a number of times over the past two decades.
Sen. Breene Harimoto was one of the votes against the measure and shared some emotional news. His cancer is back, this time in his lung.