Lawmakers Push Safe Injection Sites, Saying Traditional Treatment For Opioid Crisis Has Failed
Assembly Bill 186 would make California the first state in the nation to permit illegal drug use in designated places.
Spurred By Drug Deaths, Legislature Advances Idea Of Supervised Injection Sites
Many California communities could open centers inviting addicts to shoot up hard drugs under a little-noticed bill that has cleared the state Assembly and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor. The goal is to reduce deaths. (Rosenhall, 7/27)
In other news from Sacramento —
The Mercury News:
Palo Alto State Assemblyman Tackles Food Insecurity With Bill
The first bill proposed by a Palo Alto state assemblyman to be signed into law will make it easier for low-income California residents to access emergency food services. ...The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed earlier this month, allows revision to the national 2-1-1 referral service so that residents can use the free phone number or online database to find entities that provide food to needy residents, including those with pending CalFresh applications. (Lee, 7/26)