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AB-1542 County of Yolo: Secured Residential Treatment Program.(2021-2022)

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Bill Status
AB-1542
McCarty (A)
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Dodd (S)
County of Yolo: Secured Residential Treatment Program.
03/22/21
An act to amend Section 4019 of, and to add and repeal Section 1203.44 of, the Penal Code, relating to drug treatment.
Assembly
09/09/21
08/26/21

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
10/08/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/13/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/07/21 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 0.).
09/02/21 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 4 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/02/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1542 without my signature.
AB 1542 would authorize the County of Yolo to offer a pilot program that would allow individuals struggling with substance use disorders, who have been convicted of qualifying drug-motivated crimes, to be placed in a Secured Residential Treatment Program.
I understand the importance of developing programs that can divert individuals away from the criminal justice system, but coerced treatment for substance use disorder is not the answer. While this pilot would give a person the choice between incarceration and treatment, I am concerned that this is a false choice that effectively leads to forced treatment. I am especially concerned about the effects of such treatment, given that evidence has shown coerced treatment hinders participants' long-term recovery from their substance use disorder. For these reasons, I am not able to sign this legislation.
Sincerely,



Gavin Newsom