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AB 472 - Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses - Key Vote

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Das Williams voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (55-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes legal immunity for certain drug users who report a drug overdose.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual who suffers a drug-related overdose and the individual who reports the overdose “in good faith” to medical professionals to receive legal immunity for the following offenses (Sec. 2):
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use;
    • Possession of a controlled substance for personal use;
    • Possession of a “controlled substance analog” for personal use; and
    • Being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Specifies that no other offenses, including reckless driving and driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol, are granted legal immunity by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “drug-related overdose” as a medical condition that is the result of “excessive” ingestion or use by an individual of 1 or more controlled substances and a “reasonable” individual would believe to be a drug-related overdose that may result in death, disability, or serious injury (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes legal immunity for certain drug users who report a drug overdose.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual who suffers a drug-related overdose and the individual who reports the overdose “in good faith” to medical professionals to receive legal immunity for the following offenses (Sec. 2):
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use;
    • Possession of a controlled substance for personal use;
    • Possession of a “controlled substance analog” for personal use; and
    • Being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Specifies that no other offenses, including reckless driving and driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol, are granted legal immunity by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “drug-related overdose” as a medical condition that is the result of “excessive” ingestion or use by an individual of 1 or more controlled substances and a “reasonable” individual would believe to be a drug-related overdose that may result in death, disability, or serious injury (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-24) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses

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