A California Assembly committee on Wednesday approved a bill passed by the Senate that would establish a pilot program to allow certain jurisdictions in the state to authorize safe consumption sites where people could use currently illegal drugs. in a medically supervised environment.
Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D) harm reduction legislation was first introduced in December 2020 and went through the full Senate in April last year before being sent to the Assembly , where she has since been cleared by the health committee and has now passed out. of the Public Safety Committee in a 5-2 vote on Wednesday.
Our bill authorizing safe consumption sites in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland (SB 57) has just passed its final committee and is now heading to plenary.
Safe consumption sites are a proven strategy for reducing overdose deaths and infections and helping people recover.
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) June 1, 2022
The legislation is now before the Assembly, but if approved there, it will still need to be sent back to the Senate for approval before possibly heading to the governor’s office, as changes have been made since the original chamber adopted her for the first time.
Wiener, who has
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