Policy committees have started to hear legislative bills this week. Of interest to CHEAC members, AB 6 (Lackey) was heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. AB 6 creates a drugged driving task force within the CA Highway Patrol to develop recommendations for best practices, protocols, proposed legislation, and other policies that will address the issue of driving under the influence of drugs including cannabis. After emotional testimony from a witness whose husband was killed by a drugged driver, the committee unanimously approved the bill. It now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
The first CHEAC Legislative Bill Chart for 2017 can be found here, and it reflects the bills reviewed by CHEAC’s Legislative Committee last week. Next Friday, CHEAC’s Legislative Committee will reconvene here in Sacramento to review the remaining bills introduced this year of interest to the organization.