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SB-589 Alcohol and other drug abuse recovery services: advertising and marketing.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
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Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-589
Bates (S)
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Patterson (A) , Petrie-Norris (A)
Alcohol and other drug abuse recovery services: advertising and marketing.
03/27/19
An act to add Section 11831.9 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse programs.
Senate
09/13/19
09/03/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2869.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/11/19 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 589 without my signature.

This bill would establish several prohibitions related to the advertisement of substance use disorder services by the operator of a licensed or certified alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, a recovery residence, or a third party that provides any advertising or marketing services or directory listings to any of those entities.

While it is important to protect vulnerable patients and their families from unethical marketing practices, I am concerned that as crafted, this measure creates a false promise. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has no jurisdiction or licensing oversight over recovery residences or third parties. As such, it cannot take enforcement against those entities for violations of advertisement requirements.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom