Support: This legislation aims to create alternatives to incarceration for people who are sentenced with posession of small amounts of controlled substances meant for personal use. The law would additionally divert people with substance use issues away from jails and prisons and into resources that can provide help and support. 

Update March 18, 2021: This bill has been referred to the Senate Criminal Justice committee.  

 

Authors

Sen. Juan Hinojosa

Status

In Senate Committee

Session

87 (R)

Bill number

Position

Support