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Repeal Opioid Awareness Program And Appropriation

Concerning the repeal of the program to increase public awareness of opioid use implemented by the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies, and, in connection therewith, repealing the requirement for appropriations to the center for the program, eliminating the scheduled sunset review of the program, and reducing an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Current law requires appropriations of $750,000 for state fiscal years 2019-20 through 2023-24 from the marijuana tax cash fund to the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies to implement a program to increase public awareness concerning the safe use, storage, and disposal of opioids and the availability of naloxone and other drugs used to block the effects of an opioid overdose. The act reduces the appropriation to $250,000 for state fiscal years 2020-21 through 2023-24.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/30/2020 Signed Act PDF
    06/29/2020 Final Act PDF
    06/06/2020 Rerevised PDF
    06/05/2020 Revised PDF
    06/03/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    06/01/2020 Engrossed PDF
    05/26/2020 Introduced PDF


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. K. Ransom
Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. R. Zenzinger


Rep. J. McCluskie
Sen. B. Rankin


Rep. M. Snyder

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