Senators Pettersen and Priola, co-prime sponsors, explained SB19-008 concerning substance use disorder treatment in the criminal justice system. Senator Pettersen discussed how this bill was generated from the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee.
Senator Pettersen distributed and explained amendments L. 001, L. 002 and L. 003 (Attachments U, V, and W). She noted that the amendments decrease the fiscal note.
Senator Priola discussed the importance of the bill and the fiscal note. He distributed a letter in support of the bill from the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care (Attachment X).