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AB-159 Investigational drugs, biological products, and devices.(2015-2016)

Senate:
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Cmt
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-159
Calderon (A)
Stone (S)
Allen (S) , Anderson (S) , Brown (A) , Daly (A) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Lackey (A) , Obernolte (A) , Olsen (A) , Waldron (A)
Investigational drugs, biological products, and devices.
02/21/15
An act to add Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 111548) to Chapter 6 of Part 5 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to drugs and devices.
Assembly
09/04/15
07/06/15

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/11/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/14/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/02/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 2. Page 2799.).
09/02/15 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 2795.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 159 without my signature.

This bill would permit a pharmaceutical manufacturer to make an investigational drug available to a patient with an immediately life-threatening disease on the recommendation of two physicians.

Patients with life threatening conditions should be able to try experimental drugs, and the United States Food and Drug Administration's compassionate use program allows this to happen. The proposed changes to this program will streamline access to these drugs. Before authorizing an alternative state pathway, we should give this federal expedited process a chance to work.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.