SB 519

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Controlled substances: decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substances.

Abstract

(1) Existing law categorizes certain drugs and other substances as controlled substances and prohibits various actions related to those substances, including their manufacture, transportation, sale, possession, and ingestion. This bill would make lawful the possession, obtaining, giving away, or transportation of, specified quantities of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) , ibogaine, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) , and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) for personal use or facilitated or supported use, as defined, by and with persons 21 years of age or older. The bill would provide penalties for possession of these substance on school grounds, or possession by, or sharing with, persons under 21 years of age. (2) Existing law prohibits the cultivation, transfer, or transportation, as specified, of any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contain psilocybin or psilocyn. This bill would repeal those provisions. (3) Existing law, contingent upon specified changes in federal law regarding the federally controlled substance cannabidiol, would deem a physician, pharmacist, or other healing arts licensee who prescribes, furnishes, or dispenses a product composed of cannabidiol in accordance with that federal law, to be in compliance with state law governing those acts, as specified. This bill would make those provisions also applicable to the controlled substances made lawful by this bill. (4) Existing law creates a Research Advisory Panel, as specified, to conduct hearings on, and in other ways study, research projects concerning cannabis or hallucinogenic drugs. This bill would require the State Department of Public Health to convene a working group, as specified, to research and make recommendations to the Legislature regarding, among other things, the regulation and use of the substances made lawful by this bill, as specified. (5) Existing law prohibits the possession of drug paraphernalia, as defined. This bill would exempt from this prohibition, paraphernalia related, as specified, to these specific substances. The bill would also exempt from the prohibition items used for the testing and analysis of controlled substances. (6) Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that the messages and information provided by various state drug and alcohol programs promote no unlawful use of any drugs or alcohol. This bill would repeal those provisions. (7) By eliminating and changing the elements of existing crimes and creating new offenses, and by requiring new duties of local prosecutors, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. (8) This bill would state that its provisions are severable.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Aug 26, 2021

Assembly

August 26 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Aug 16, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 15, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 4.) (July 13).

Jul 01, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

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

Jun 30, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (June 29).

Jun 10, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HEALTH.

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

Jun 02, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 16. Page 1322.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1195.) (May 20).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

May 04, 2021

Senate

May 3 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 3.

Apr 15, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 14, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 2. Page 795.) (April 14).

Apr 07, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 14.

Apr 06, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 690.) (April 6). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

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

Mar 25, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 09, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 6.

Feb 25, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and HEALTH.

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

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20.

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB519 HTML
02/17/21 - Introduced PDF
03/25/21 - Amended Senate PDF
04/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/20/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/01/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/16/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/04/21- Senate Public Safety PDF
04/12/21- Senate Health PDF
04/30/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/20/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/25/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/28/21- Assembly Public Safety PDF
07/09/21- Assembly Health PDF
08/23/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF

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