Co-sponsorship Highlights: Mental Health/Substance Abuse

An Act relative to diversion to substance abuse treatment for non-violent drug offenders
Sponsored by Rep. Malia; This bill would provide individuals facing first and second time non-violent, drug offenses an opportunity to be evaluated by a licensed addiction specialist to determine if they are drug-dependent and would benefit from treatment. (H.1806)

An Act providing opportunity for youth with substance abuse needs
Sponsored by Rep. Sannicandro; This bill would require sending school districts to provide the transportation for students in Recovery High Schools, and provide the funding needed. These schools admit students with substance abuse addictions, providing high-quality education and substance abuse services while keeping students in school who would otherwise be at risk for dropping out (H.1815)

To see a complete list of bills that I co-sponsored this session, visit my legislative webpage at www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/J_L1

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