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HB16-1390: Immunity When Overdoses Reported

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: HB16-1390
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: D. Moreno / L. Guzman

Description:

Under current law, a person who reports an emergency drug or
alcohol overdose event is immune from criminal prosecution for certain
drug-related offenses if certain conditions are satisfied. The bill
immunizes the reporter from arrest as well as from prosecution.
Under current law, an underage person who calls 911 and reports
that another underage person is in need of medical assistance due to
alcohol or marijuana consumption is immune from criminal prosecution
for certain offenses if certain conditions are satisfied. The bill immunizes
the reporter from arrest as well as from prosecution. The bill also extends
immunity to the underage person who was in need of medical assistance.


Current Status:

Governor Signed (05/19/2016)



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