AB 2486

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 31, 2018
  • Senate
  • Governor

Opioid Prevention and Rehabilitation Act.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health, which has authority over various programs promoting public health. Existing law requires the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to award naloxone grant funding to local health departments, local government agencies, or other specified entities, in order to reduce the rate of fatal overdose from opioid drugs, including heroin and prescription opioids. Under existing law, the department licenses and regulates manufacturers of drugs or devices in this state, and the California State Board of Pharmacy licenses and regulates wholesalers of dangerous drugs or devices, as specified. This bill would, commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, require a manufacturer or wholesaler that sells or distributes opioid drugs in this state to submit to the department a report, including specified information, that details all opioid drugs sold or distributed in this state during the preceding fiscal year. The bill would, commencing with the 2020–21 fiscal year, require the department, in consultation with the board, to calculate the ratable share of a manufacturer or wholesaler, which is the individual portion of the collective sum of $100,000,000 to be paid by the manufacturers and wholesalers, based on the information reported. The bill would subject the manufacturer and wholesaler to specified civil penalties for failing to comply with the reporting or payment requirements. The bill would require the deposit of the payments, less refunds and the department's administrative costs, into the continuously appropriated Opioid Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Fund, which the bill would create, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would require the department to distribute moneys in the fund to counties for purposes of opioid prevention and rehabilitation programs. The bill would base the distribution of moneys on county needs, using only specified information relating to opioid overdose in the counties. This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 23 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Actions


Aug 13, 2018

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 25, 2018

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 18, 2018

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 13, 2018

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 04, 2018

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 31, 2018

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 65. Noes 1. Page 5593.)

May 25, 2018

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 1.) (May 25).

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 09, 2018

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 25, 2018

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 2.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 02, 2018

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 23, 2018

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Mar 22, 2018

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 15, 2018

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.

Feb 14, 2018

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/14/18 - Introduced PDF
03/23/18 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/18/18 - Amended Senate PDF

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