Public Safety: Prevention of Opioid Misuse

Public Safety Prevention of Opioid Misuse HB 18-1003 Support Passed House Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood; Sens. Cheri Jahn, I-Wheat Ridge and Kevin Priola, R-Brighton Meghan Dollar This is proposed legislation out of the legislative interim committee on opioid and substance abuse. The bill sets aside funds for substance abuse programs from the marijuana tax cash fund and continues the opioid interim committee for three years. The committee will meet year around. The legislation also allows for school-based health clinics to utilize grant funding to provide treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders.