California Bills To Combat Fentanyl Crisis Get Mixed Reactions

Critics question if proposed laws will have substantial effect

  • California lawmakers, from both sides of the aisle, have introduced numerous bills intended to combat the state’s fentanyl crisis in the wake of two drug busts last month.
  • Senate Bill 237 would impose tougher penalties for fentanyl possession, distribution, and trafficking.
  • Senate Bill 234 and Assembly Bill 19 would require naloxone — commonly known by the brand name, Narcan — to be kept on campuses of K-12 public schools.
  • Critics have questioned whether the proposed laws will have a substantial impact.
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