AB 1673

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

California Fentanyl Abuse Task Force.


Existing law, the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, classifies controlled substances into 5 schedules and places the greatest restrictions and penalties on the use of those substances placed in Schedule I. The act classifies the drug fentanyl in Schedule II. Existing law prohibits a person from possessing for sale or purchasing for purposes of sale, specified controlled substances, including fentanyl, and provides for imprisonment in a county jail for 2, 3, or 4 years for a violation of this provision. Existing law also requires a local health officer to assume that the fentanyl manufacturing process has led to some degree of chemical contamination and take action, as prescribed, if a fentanyl laboratory activity has taken place at a property. This bill would establish the California Fentanyl Abuse Task Force to undertake various duties relating to fentanyl abuse including, among others, collecting and organizing data on the nature and extent of fentanyl abuse in California and evaluating approaches to increase public awareness of fentanyl abuse. The bill would require the task force to be chaired by the Attorney General, or their designee, and would specify the membership of the task force. The bill would require the first meeting of the task force to take place no later than March 1, 2023, and would require the task force to meet at least once every 2 months. The bill would require the task force to report its findings and recommendations to the Attorney General, the Governor, and the Legislature by July 1, 2024. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2025.

Bill Sponsors (17)



May 11, 2022


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

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 20, 2022


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 19, 2022


Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 18, 2022


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

Mar 28, 2022


Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 24, 2022


Read second time and amended.

Mar 23, 2022


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 22).

Jan 27, 2022


Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

Jan 21, 2022


From printer. May be heard in committee February 20.

Jan 20, 2022


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
01/20/22 - Introduced PDF
03/24/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/18/22 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/21/22- Assembly Health PDF
04/18/22- Assembly Public Safety PDF
05/09/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF


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