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HB19-1009

Substance Use Disorders Recovery

Concerning supports for persons recovering from substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, expanding a program in the department of local affairs that provides vouchers for housing assistance to certain individuals, requiring each recovery residence operating in Colorado to be licensed by the department of public health and environment, and creating the opioid crisis recovery fund.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee. The bill:

  • Expands the housing voucher program currently within the department of local affairs to include individuals with a substance use disorder and appropriates $4.3 million each of the next 5 fiscal years to support the program ( section 1 );
  • Requires each recovery residence operating in Colorado to be licensed by the department of public health and environment ( section 2 ); and
  • Creates the opioid crisis recovery fund for money the state receives as settlement or damage awards resulting from opioid-related litigation ( section 3 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. C. Kennedy, Rep. J. Singer
Sen. B. Pettersen, Sen. K. Priola

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