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CS/SB 970: Alcohol and Drug-related Overdoses

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Brandes

Alcohol and Drug-related Overdoses; Prohibiting the arrest, charging, prosecution, or penalizing under specified provisions of a person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing, or believed to be experiencing, an alcohol or a drug-related overdose; prohibiting a person from being penalized for a violation of a condition of certain programs if that person in good faith seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing, or believed to be experiencing, an alcohol or a drug-related overdose, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 1/12/2018 Senate - Now in Judiciary -SJ 142
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/17/2017 Senate • Filed
12/4/2017 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 75
1/4/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/09/18, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 142
1/10/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/11/2018 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 159
1/12/2018 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 142