CA AB 890
Title: Controlled substances: probation.
Author: Joe Patterson
AB 890, Joe Patterson. Controlled substances: probation. Existing law prohibits the possession, sale, and transport, as specified, of certain controlled substances. Existing law requires a person granted probation for controlled substance offenses to, as a condition of probation, secure education or treatment from a local community agency designated by the court, if the service is available and the person is likely to benefit from the service.This bill would require the court to order a person granted probation pursuant to those provisions for a violation of specified laws involving any amount of fentanyl, carfentanil, benzimidazole opiate, or any analog thereof, to successfully complete a fentanyl and synthetic opiate education program, if one is available. The bill would prohibit a defendant from being charged a fee for enrollment in that education program.The bill would require a court ordering a defendant to complete those courses to only order the defendant to participate in programs that include, among other things, information regarding the nature and addictive elements of fentanyl and other synthetic opiates and their danger to a person’s life and health. The bill would require program providers to report an unexcused absence by a defendant from a fentanyl and synthetic opiate education program to the court and the probation department within 2 business days. The bill would require the court to only refer defendants to programs that are available at no cost to the participants.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11373 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by SB 46 to be operative only if this bill and SB 46 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
CA AB 890 - 09/18/23 - Enrolled
CA AB 890 - 09/08/23 - Amended Senate
CA AB 890 - 09/01/23 - Amended Senate
CA AB 890 - 06/29/23 - Amended Senate
CA AB 890 - 06/14/23 - Amended Senate
CA AB 890 - 03/16/23 - Amended Assembly
CA AB 890 - 02/14/23 - Introduced