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HB 125: Preventing Deaths from Drug-related Overdoses

GENERAL BILL by Bernard ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Julien ; Pafford ; Perman ; Porth

Preventing Deaths from Drug-related Overdoses; Designates act "911 Good Samaritan Act"; provides that person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing drug-related overdose may not be charged with specified offenses; provides that person who experiences drug-related overdose & needs medical assistance may not be charged for specified offenses if evidence was obtained as result of overdose & need for assistance; provides that protections from prosecution are not grounds for suppression of evidence in other prosecutions; provides that departure from lowest permissible criminal sentence is permitted when defendant was making good faith effort to obtain or provide medical assistance for someone experiencing drug-related overdose.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/6/2012 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 278 (Ch. 2012-36) -HJ 1117
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/6/2011 House • Filed
10/3/2011 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 16
10/11/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 10/18/11, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
10/18/2011 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 171
• Now in Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee -HJ 171
11/30/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 12/07/11, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
12/7/2011 House • Favorable by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 176
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 176
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 16
1/17/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/19/12, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
1/19/2012 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 239
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 239
3/5/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/12
3/6/2012 House • Substituted SB 278
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 278 (Ch. 2012-36) -HJ 1117